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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
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.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
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.
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
Bordering counties are as follows: