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Adams County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 2,343. The county seat is Hettinger. The county was created on April 17, 1907 and organized one week later. It was named after John Quincy Adams (1848 - 1919), a railroad official for the Milwaukee Road Railroad and distant relative of US President John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848).
Named for John Quincy Adams (1848-1919)
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Created by official proclamation of Gov. John Burke on April 17, 1907, from the southern portion of Hettinger County. Named for John Quincy Adams (1848-1919). General Land and Townsite Agent for Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Ry., whose main line to the Pacific Coast was built through southwestern North Dakota during 1906-1907. Government organized: April 24, 1907. County Seat: Hettinger, 1907-present.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 989 square miles (2,560 km2), of which 988 square miles (2,560 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: