Hanks, North Dakota

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Hanks
Unincorporated community
Hanks is located in North Dakota
Hanks
Hanks
Hanks is located in the US
Hanks
Hanks
Location within the state of North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°36′12″N 103°48′11″W / 48.60333°N 103.80306°W / 48.60333; -103.80306Coordinates: 48°36′12″N 103°48′11″W / 48.60333°N 103.80306°W / 48.60333; -103.80306
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Williams
Elevation 2,116 ft (645 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Hanks is an unincorporated community in Williams County, North Dakota, United States.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 213
1940 192 −9.9%
1950 115 −40.1%
1960 78 −32.2%
1970 13 −83.3%
1980 10 −23.1%
1990 11 10.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

Geography[edit]

Hanks is located on North Dakota Highway 50, and has the latitude of 48.603° N, and the longitude of −103.802° W. The elevation is 2,116 feet (645 m), and is located in the Central Time Zone.

History[edit]

Hanks was founded in 1916 along a Great Northern Railway branch line that ran from Stanley to Grenora. The name honors W.F. Hanks, a banker from Powers Lake.[1]

Hanks used to be incorporated until it disincorporated in 1992.[2]

According to a 2008 report, Hanks had only one inhabitant.[3] The town was included in the National Geographic article The Emptied Prairie, published in January 2008.[4]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wick, Douglas A. "Hanks (Williams County)". North Dakota Place Names. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Boundary Changes". 
  3. ^ Rubin, Richard (9 April 2006). "Not far from forsaken". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Bowden, Charles (January 2008). "The Emptied Prairie". National Geographic. Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  5. ^ 'North Dakota Centennial Blue Book 1889-1989, Ben Meier (editor), North Dakota Legislative Assembly, Biosgraphical Sketch of Arch Shaw, pg. 411