Adams County is named for John Quincy Adams ( 1848-1919 ), who was the General Land and Townsite Agent for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad whose main line was built through the southwestern part of North Dakota.
Created: April 17, 1907
Hettinger 1907 – present
County Courthouse – Hettinger
Location: 600 Adams Avenue / North 7th Street
Built: 1928 – 1929
Style: Federal Revival
Architect: Ira L Rush of Minot
Contractor: Fred R Comb of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Description: The building faces south and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is surrounded by landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The first story is red colored brick. Along the south front, the windows on the second and third stories are arched. The east and west side portions of the building are lower. The roof line is flat.
Note: The previous courthouse was designed built by A A Jackson in 1907.
S – Perkins County, South Dakota
W – Bowman County
Photos taken 2007