Hettinger County is named for Mathias K Hettinger ( 1810-1890 ), a citizen of Freeport, Illinois and father-in-law of Erastus A. Williams, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Created: January 4, 1873
Mott 1907 – present
County Courthouse – Mott
Location: 336 Pacific Avenue / West 4th Street
Built: 1934 – 1936
Style: Art Deco
Architect: A J Weinberger
Contractor: Ritterbush Brothers
Description: The building faces east and is a three story buff colored brick, concrete and glass Art Deco style structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. Above the central east entrance is a series of long vertical glass windows. The north and south wings are two stories and extend from the building. The roof line is flat.
Note: The previous courthouse was built by John A Ulberg in 1907.
E – Grant County
S – Adams County
W – Slope County
Photos taken 2007 and 2009