Oliver County is named for Harry S Oliver ( 1855-1909 ) of Lisbon, North Dakota, who was a Republican politician and member of the House of Representatives.
Created: April 14, 1885
Sanger ( Raymond ) 1885 – 1902
Center 1902 – present
County Courthouse – Center
Location: 315 Main Street / Lakota Avenue
Built: 1978 – 1979
Architect: Ario C Beattie
Contractor: Harley Miller Construction
Description: The building faces north and is a one story sand colored brick structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. On the north front is a concrete portico supported by concrete pillars. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located at the center of the south side of the building.
Note: The previous courthouse was built by Rhud in 1905.
S – Morton County
W – Mercer County
Photos taken 2006 and 2013