Grenora is a city in Williams County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 202 at the 2000 census. Grenora was founded in 1916. The name "Grenora" was derived from Great Northern Railway. The city's motto is, "Friendliness lives here — you're only a stranger once. " The city is home to a senior citizen's center, a golf club, bowling alley, restaurant, bar, apartment buildings, and community built low-income housing. There are also three churches: the St. Olaf Lutheran Church, St. Boniface Catholic Church, and United Methodist Church.