Hettinger County History

Hettinger County was established 9 Mar 1883; organized 17 Apr 1907. The county seat was placed at Mott. The county was named for Mathias K Hettinger (1810-1890) of Freeport, IL whose son-in-law, territorial legislator Erastus A Williams chose. Area of county - 1135 square miles. The 1930 population was it's peak population.

Placenames in the county include: Acklin, Alden, Alton, Bentley, Berry, Budapest, Burt, Cedar, Chase, Church, Coalbank, Coal City, Edton, Graber, Havelock, Hettinger, Hoosier, Horswill, Howser, Inez, Jordan, Kennedy, Liberty, Mayflower, Millizen, Mott, New England, New England City, Opgrand, Regent, Roper, Rosenfeld, Schutz, Spalding, Stanwick, Strehlow, Thirtymile, Watrous, Willa.



Population           County Rank

1930 -   8796
1940 -   7457
1950 -   7100
1960 -   6317							
1970 -   5075    	2910
1980 -   4149		2960
1990 -   3425		2996
1997 -   2966
2000 -   2715

 

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