Hawick, Minnesota facts for kids
|Elevation||1,240 ft (380 m)|
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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.
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.
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.
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