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Welcome to Grafton ...

The city of Grafton is located in Walsh County<1> and is the County Seat for Walsh County.

The location of Grafton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Grafton has a population of 4,127 people<3> (see below for details).

Grafton was established in 1881.

The community of Grafton is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Grafton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Grafton lies within the (701) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Grafton had an population of 4,127 people. This is a decrease of 3.66% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grafton had a population of 4,284 people (or 38.53% of the total population of Walsh County). This makes Grafton the county's most populous community.

The population of Grafton represents 0.64% of the population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,284 people, the population of Grafton decreased 5.14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,516 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Grafton.

Communities Also Named Grafton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 31 communities that are also named Grafton - they are located in Alabama, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania (2), Utah, Vermont, Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Grafton.

Communities near Grafton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Grafton.

  • Park River [Walsh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park River
    • Park River [Walsh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Grafton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,305 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park River<6>
  • Drayton [Pembina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drayton
    • Drayton [Pembina County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Grafton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 728 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drayton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drayton<6>
  • Minto [Walsh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minto
    • Minto [Walsh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Grafton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minto<6>
  • Oslo [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oslo
    • Oslo [Marshall County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Grafton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 323 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oslo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oslo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oslo<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saint Thomas [Pembina County]
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      • Saint Thomas [Pembina County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Grafton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Thomas<6>
    • Hoople [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoople
      • Hoople [Walsh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Grafton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 221 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoople have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoople
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoople<6>
    • Crystal [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal
      • Crystal [Pembina County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Grafton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal<6>
    • Forest River [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest River
      • Forest River [Walsh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Grafton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 118 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest River<6>
    • Pisek [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisek
      • Pisek [Walsh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Grafton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pisek<6>
    • Ardoch [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ardoch
      • Ardoch [Walsh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Grafton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ardoch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ardoch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ardoch<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Grafton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Grafton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Grafton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Grafton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Grafton. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Grafton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grafton ...

Looking for more information about Grafton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Grafton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Grafton.

Adding Grafton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Grafton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Grafton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Grafton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Dakota (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Grafton on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Dakota

About Walsh County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grafton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Walsh, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grafton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grafton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grafton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grafton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GraftonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grafton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4150, Longitude: -97.4034       In this case, the coordinates for Grafton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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