Living in Drayton

Drayton, North Dakota


Drayton, ND is a great place to live and work. Our small town of just over 820 people is close to Grand Forks and just two hours from Winnipeg, Manitoba – one of Canada’s largest cities!

Founded 11 years before North Dakota became a state in 1878 as Hastings Landing, Drayton has a rich history, great present, and a promising future! Our community offers excellent services and our city leaders are available to any questions and welcome you to Drayton, the Catfish Capital of the North!

Catfish Capital of the North

Located on the Red River, Drayton, ND dubs itself the Catfish Capital of the North and reels in fishermen from around the country who regularly catch 10 – 20 pound channel catfish.

Baseball Capital of North Dakota

In 1958, Governor John Davis declared Drayton the baseball capital of North Dakota. Drayton won the state High School baseball championship every year from 1958 to 1963. In 1958 and 1962, Drayton also won the American Legion class A championship. After winning the state title in 1958, they went on to win the multi-state regional championship. These wins made Drayton the smallest town to win both the state and regional class A titles.