Hawick, Minnesota

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hawick, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Hawick, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Hawick, Minnesota
Hawick, Minnesota
Hawick, Minnesota is located in the US
Hawick, Minnesota
Hawick, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°20′52″N 94°49′38″W / 45.34778°N 94.82722°W / 45.34778; -94.82722Coordinates: 45°20′52″N 94°49′38″W / 45.34778°N 94.82722°W / 45.34778; -94.82722
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Kandiyohi
Township Roseville Township
Elevation 1,240 ft (380 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code 56273
Area code(s) 320
GNIS feature ID 644735[1]

Hawick is an unincorporated community in Roseville Township, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States.

The community is located between New London and Paynesville along State Highway 23 (MN 23) at the junction with Kandiyohi County Road 2. Hawick is located 41 miles west-southwest of the city of Saint Cloud.

History[edit]

Hawick was originally settled by immigrants from Norway during the mid-19th Century through the early 20th Century.

Hawick was first named Havig, according to author Martin Ulvestad, who wrote extensively about early Norwegian–American settlements in Minnesota circa 1907.[2]

Conversely, according to Minnesota historian Warren Upham in the book "Minnesota Place Names: a Geographical Encyclopedia" (1920), the name Hawick is believed to have come from local railroad superintendent R. Manvel, who named the community after Hawick, Scotland.[3]

References[edit]