Baldwin, North Dakota

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Baldwin, North Dakota
Baldwin is located in North Dakota
Baldwin is located in the United States
Coordinates: 47°1′36″N 100°44′58″W / 47.02667°N 100.74944°W / 47.02667; -100.74944Coordinates: 47°1′36″N 100°44′58″W / 47.02667°N 100.74944°W / 47.02667; -100.74944
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
1,939 ft (591 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)701
GNIS feature ID1027796

Baldwin is an unincorporated community in western Burleigh County, North Dakota, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 83 north of the city of Bismarck, the county seat of Burleigh County.[1] Its elevation is 1,939 feet (591 m).[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 58521.[3]

Baldwin is referenced in the Highway to Heaven episode 1:23, entitled "The Right Thing." A grandfather character, played by Lew Ayres, talks about a plaque with his name "back on the wall of the YMCA in Baldwin, North Dakota." Although a railroad cuts straight through town, the grain elevators were torn down in the late 1990's or early 2000's. There was once multiple business buildings across from the grain elevators, but they were also torn down sometime between 2003 and 2005. Highway 83 bypassed the town, so there is little traffic. In 2018, the population was estimated to be less than 25.[4] A post office and rural fire department are currently in operation, along with a greenhouse/garden roughly 1/2 mile west of town.