Adams County North Dakota History
Established 13 Mar 1885, organized on 17 April 1907 by official proclamation of Gov. John Burke 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 RR., whose main line to the Pacific Coast was built through southwestern North Dakota during 1906-1907. Distant relative of President of same name.
Government organized: April 24, 1907.
County Seat: Hettinger, 1907 to present.
Area 989 square miles.
2000 population -- 2593.
We are collecting a little of the history of the towns and people of Adams County. If you would like to volunteer to write an article about a particular town, person, or family, please email me. Articles of any length will be accepted. You will receive full credit for your contribution, and the satisfaction of knowing you made a worthwhile contribution to your fellow Adams researchers.
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