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Statistics & Facts

The North Dakota state capital is Bismarck.
The population of Hankinson is approximately 1,038 (1990), 919 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 510 (1990), 406 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hankinson is 3.621 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hankinson to Washington DC is 1161 miles.
The distance to the North Dakota state capital is 196 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hankinson is positioned 46.07 degrees north of the equator and 96.89 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Here are some interesting facts about Hankinson
Many of Hankinson's original inhabitants came from Bruckenthal, Austria. Jacob and Katherina Wolf, who are buried in Hankinson, are my great-grandparents. My mother and her sister who were born in Hankinson wanted to return to Bruckenthal for a visit. Thanks to information available at the Galizien Website on the Internet we were able to locate the town in the Austria-Hungarian province of Galicia. Bruckenthal, which was named after an important Austrian official, was destroyed by the Russians during WWII because it was settled by Germans and had a German name. It was located near Lviv which is in the Ukraine. Church records from the Bruckenthal Catholic Church were microfilmed by the Mormon Church and are available at their history centers. Submitted by Mary Corcoran
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Hankinson Historical Events

The Peter DeFea and Frank Deffe' families emigrated to Hankinson from Bruckenthal, Galicia, Austria in 1902-03. They both changed the spelling of their Defe'e name. Peter DeFea's wife, Catharina Hemerling, was the sister of Margaret Hemerling Jarski. John Jarski, a long time resident of Hankinson, was Margaret's son.
Submitted by Mary Corcoran

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