HITCHCOCK COUNTY

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COUNTY INFORMATION
   Hitchcock is named for Phineas Warren Hitchcock.  It is 710 square miles.
        http://www.potifos.com/tpg/geo/NE/HI.html

     In 1995, the total population was 3427.  In 1994, personal income was 65,737.  The jobs that people have in Hitchcock are manufacturing, construction/mining, trade, retail, farming, finance, etc.  From 1990 to 1995, the average number of births was from 51-26 and the average number of deaths was from 45-36.
         http://www.bbr.unl.edu/CoProf/Hitchcock.htm

      There are 4 towns in Hitchcock County.  The 3 towns that I researched are Trenton, Stratton, and Culbertson.  All three towns are near route 34.
          http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?Pyt=Tmap&addr=&csz=Hitchcock%CNE&Get+Map=Get+Map

       The county seat of Hitchcock used to be Culbertson, but then moved to Trenton in 1885.  The main building at that time was the courthouse.  In 1903, it was burned down because a large lamp in front of the stage exploded.  In 1969, it was rebuilt and became the new Hitchcock County Courthouse.
           http://www.rootsweb.com/~nehitchc/ctyseat.html

GEOGRAPHY

        The upto-date five day forecast which is now around 20 degrees in Trenton, Stratton, and Culbertson.

GEOLOGY
 

COUNTY HISTORY

        Before the English settlers moved in, the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians were the first settlers.
            http://www.rootsweb.com/~nehitchc/history.html

        When the Indians were settled in Hitchcock the geology of the land was attractive.  The land was well watered and the soil was fertile.  A major battle that took place was between the Sioux and Pawnee Indians.  The land attracted farmers to settle there and sooner or later it was on February 1873.  There first newspaper was the Globe.  The first school district paid teachers $20-40 a month.

        When the first settlers came they built buildings like a church, house, post office, etc. in each of the towns.
               http://www.casde.unl.edu/history/counties/hitchcock/stratton/stratton.htm
              http://www.casde.unl.edu/history/counties/hitchcock/trenton/trenton.htm
              http://www.casde.unl.edu/history/counties/hitchcock/culbertson/culbertson.htm

POLITICS

        The World War I draft list had millions of people from every town in Hitchcock who registered.

        Trenton has five G.A.R. veterans from the Civil War who served at the Gettysburg Post 145.  They also fought in the Cumberland battle.

SOCIOLOGY

        Hitchcock has a variety of jobs and has races.  It has a chart of the population and labor force by sex and race.
                http://www.dol.state.ne.us/nelmi/pubs/aa/hitchcock.htm

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