Glasston, North Dakota

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Glasston is a small farming town located in Saint Thomas Township in North Dakota's Pembina County. It consists of a post office, a general store, and a handful of houses.[citation needed] It was established in 1886 as a station along the Great Northern Railroad. Originally called Baltimore,[1] the site was later renamed for Archibald Glass, its first postmaster.[2] The population of the village has rarely exceeded 100 since it was established.[3]

Glasston is located on the west side of North Dakota State Highway 81, about midway between Hamilton and Saint Thomas.[4] Even though it is unincorporated it has a post office with the ZIP code 58236.[5]


  1. ^ Patera, Alan H.; John S. Gallagher (1982). North Dakota Post Offices, 1850-1982. Burtonsville, Maryland: The Depot. pp. 106–108. OCLC 09763647. 
  2. ^ Williams, Mary Ann (Barnes) (1966). Origins of North Dakota Place Names. Bismarck, North Dakota: Bismarck Tribune, 1966. p. 224. OCLC 431626. 
  3. ^ Wick, Douglas A. (1988). North Dakota Place Names. Bismarck, North Dakota: Hedemarken Collectibles. p. 75. ISBN 0-9620968-0-6. OCLC 191277027. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Zip Code Lookup

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Coordinates: 48°42′21″N 97°26′51″W / 48.70583°N 97.44750°W / 48.70583; -97.44750