From prairie to
farmland and rural communities...
Hettinger County is a place
immersed in scenic farm landscapes filled with heritage and culture. It is a
land of beauty and tranquility with a rich historical past of German-Russian and
Norwegian immigrants that settled here at the turn of the 20th century. The
pioneering spirit and strong family values are still alive creating a quality
lifestyle in the county today. The Cannonball River is the the most visible
natural resource in the county flowing from the northwest to the southeast and
eventually emptying into Lake Oahe.
Hettinger County was established 9 Mar 1883; organized 17 Apr 1907. The county
was named for Mathias K Hettinger (1810-1890), a Freeport, Illinois banker. The
name was chosen by his son-in-law, territorial legislator Erastus A Williams.
The county seat was placed at Mott, located on the Cannonball River. Beresan
Catholic colonists from Speyer, Germany settled Mott in 1888.
Colleen, the county coordinator for Hettinger County. If you
have anything to contribute, any suggestions for inclusion on the site, or
simply want to send a friendly greeting, just
email me! I'd love to
hear from you.
State Coordinator is
Michelle Savre. If you would like to join us, have a
look at the
counties page. Should your county of choice already
be adopted, Michelle keeps a waiting list she can add you to.
NOTE: I do not
live in North Dakota and am unable to help you with local research.