Joliette, North Dakota

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Joliette is an unincorporated community located along Interstate 29 in Joliette Township in Pembina County in the U.S. State of North Dakota.[1] It was established in 1879 as a rural post office.[2] It was settled by French Canadians and named for Joliette, Quebec, the hometown of the town's first settler.[3][4] Even though it is unincorporated, the post office is still operating and shares the ZIP code of 58271 with the city of Pembina.[5]

Local agribusinesses are served by a BNSF rail line that extends from Grand Forks; however this line has been abandoned north of Joliette since 1980.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Patera, Alan H.; John S. Gallagher (1982). North Dakota Post Offices, 1850-1982. Burtonsville, Maryland: The Depot. pp. 106–108. OCLC 09763647. 
  3. ^ Wick, Douglas A. (1988). North Dakota Place Names. Bismarck, North Dakota: Hedemarken Collectibles. p. 98. ISBN 0-9620968-0-6. OCLC 191277027. 
  4. ^ Williams, Mary Ann (Barnes) (1966). Origins of North Dakota Place Names. Bismarck, North Dakota: Bismarck Tribune, 1966. p. 225. OCLC 431626. 
  5. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived 2011-06-15 at the Wayback Machine.

Coordinates: 48°49′05″N 97°13′39″W / 48.81806°N 97.22750°W / 48.81806; -97.22750