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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.
Named for Harry S. Oliver of Lisbon (1855-1909), a Republican politician and member of the House of Representatives during that session.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
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.
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.
Bordering counties are as follows: