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Hanks, North Dakota

Unincorporated community
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.
U.S. Decennial Census


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.


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] During the 1930s, a man hanged himself in the basement of the town bank.[2] The town was included in the National Geographic article The Emptied Prairie, published in January 2008.[3]

Notable people

  • A. R. Shaw, educator and legislator[4]


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