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North Dakota Counties

There are fifty-three counties in the state of North Dakota. Pembina County was created by the 1866-1867 Dakota territorial legislature, and was organized on August 12, 1867. The city of Pembina, the oldest European-American settlement in the state, was the county seat from 1867 to 1911. The seat was relocated to Cavalier.

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Hettinger County, North Dakota

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Hettinger County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 2,477. Hettinger County was named by Tom Hettinger, the great-grandson of Erastus A. Williams, who was Speaker of the Dakota Territory House of Representatives the year Hettinger was established, in honor of his father-in-law Mathias Hettinger. The county was founded by the Dakota Territory Legislature in 1883, and was formally organized with its own county government on April 17, 1907, by a proclamation signed by Governor John Burke. Its county seat is Mott. The county was created in 1883, but it was not fully organized until 1907

Etymology - Origin of Hettinger County Name

Named for Mathias K. Hettinger (1810-1890), a citizen of Freeport, Illinois, and father-in-law of Erastus A. Williams, Speaker of the House during that session.

Demographics:

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Hettinger County History

Created by the 1883 territorial legislature and named for Mathias K. Hettinger (1810-1890), a citizen of Freeport, Illinois, and father-in-law of Erastus A. Williams, Speaker of the House during that session. Government organized: April 19, 1907. County Seat: Mott, 1881-present.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,134 square miles (2,940 km2), of which 1,132 square miles (2,930 km2) is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) (0.1%) is water

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Stark County (north)
  • Grant County (east)
  • Adams County (south)
  • Slope County (west)

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