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North Dakota Counties

There are fifty-three counties in the state of North Dakota. Pembina County was created by the 1866-1867 Dakota territorial legislature, and was organized on August 12, 1867. The city of Pembina, the oldest European-American settlement in the state, was the county seat from 1867 to 1911. The seat was relocated to Cavalier.

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Oliver County, North Dakota

Oliver County Education, Geography, and HistoryOliver County, North Dakota Courthouse

Oliver County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 1,846, making it the fifth-least populous county in North Dakota. Its county seat and only city is Center.

The county was created by the 1885 territorial legislature and was organized on May 18, 1885. It was named for Harry S. Oliver of Lisbon, North Dakota (1855-1909), a Republican politician and member of the Dakota Territory House of Representatives at the time. Sanger (Raymond) was the county seat from 1885 to 1902, when the title went to Center.

Oliver County is included in the Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Oliver County Name

Named for Harry S. Oliver of Lisbon (1855-1909), a Republican politician and member of the House of Representatives during that session.

Demographics:

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Oliver County History

Created by the 1885 territorial legislature and named for Harry S. Oliver of Lisbon (1855-1909), a Republican politician and member of the House of Representatives during that session. Government organized: May 18, 1885. County Seat: Sanger (Raymond), 1885-1902; Center, 1902-present.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 731 square miles (1,890 km2), of which 723 square miles (1,870 km2) is land and 8.7 square miles (23 km2) (1.2%) is water. It is the fifth-smallest county in North Dakota by area.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • McLean County (northeast)
  • Burleigh County (east)
  • Morton County (south)
  • Mercer County (northwest)

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