Maida, North Dakota

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Maida, North Dakota
Unincorporated community
Maida is located in North Dakota
Location within the state of North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°59′55″N 98°21′53″W / 48.99861°N 98.36472°W / 48.99861; -98.36472Coordinates: 48°59′55″N 98°21′53″W / 48.99861°N 98.36472°W / 48.99861; -98.36472
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Cavalier
Elevation 1,562 ft (476 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 58255
GNIS feature ID 1030066

Maida (also Seven Lakes) is an unincorporated community in northern Cavalier County, North Dakota, United States. It lies along North Dakota Highway 1 north of the city of Langdon, the county seat of Cavalier County.[1] Its elevation is 1,562 feet (476 m). Maida serves as a port of entry between Canada and the United States.[2]

Various possibilities have been suggested for the etymology of the name "Maida":[3][4]

  • A book read by Charles Howatt, the first postmaster
  • Suggested by two Canadian bankers from a dog in a novel by Sir Walter Scott
  • A clipping of "maiden" name for a haymeadow

Maida's post office was established in September 1884 and became a Rural Branch of Langdon in April 1967; the community still has its own ZIP code of 58255.[5][6]


  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 77.
  2. ^ "Port Of Entry-Maida". U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Maida, North Dakota, Geographic Names Information System, 1980-02-13. Accessed 2008-03-28.
  4. ^ Wick, Douglas A. North Dakota Place Names. Hedemarken Collectibles. ISBN 0-9620968-0-6. 
  5. ^ Patera, Alan H. and Gallagher, John S. (1982). North Dakota Post Offices 1850-1982. Burtonsville, Maryland: The Depot. p. 46. 
  6. ^ Zip Code Lookup