Norway in America - Arizona

Post office names in USA and Canada with Norwegian origin.
Research by Hallvard Slettebø and Dag Henriksbø.


This page was updated 24 April 2021

De Noon, AZ
DeNoon is a ghost town located 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Superior in Pinal Co., AZ. The town served as a milling town for the Reymert Mine, which was 2 miles (3.2 km) away. James DeNoon Reymert (born 1821 Farsund, Norway) founded and named the town in 1889. The town grew quickly, and its own post office opened 1890; however, the post office closed the following year with mail to Pinal, and the town disappeared soon afterwards. Lister 2017 exhibition catalog. OFK-info 4/2016.

Olberg, AZ
Olberg is a populated place situated in Pinal Co., AZ. The settlement was founded in 1903, and named after Colonel C.R. Olberg, the chief engineer of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and as such supervised the construction of the Coolidge Dam which was built by the BIA. Charles R. Olberg was born 1875 in Minnesota; his father being a Norwegian immigrant and the Olberg name originating from Norway. The post office opened 1927 with Joseph O. Willett postmaster, and it closed 1938 with mail to Sacaton.



Reymert, AZ
Reymert is a populated place in Pinal Co., AZ. Reymert was originally established around a post office that began operation 1890 with Elize Reymert postmaster. Reymert was named after its founder, James DeNoon Reymert (born 1821 Farsund, Norway), who also founded the adjacent milling and smelting town of DeNoon. James Reymert also was the editor of the Pinal Drill newspaper published in the nearby town of Pinal City. The post office closed 1898 with mail to Silverking.
The town's occupants largely worked at Reymert Mine, until work there stopped in the 1950s. Originally a silver mine, later a silver-manganese mine, it was located approximately 5 miles southwest of Superior, AZ. A Phoenix-based company bulldozed the remnants of the town in the late 1970s. The remains of two processing kilns still exist, as well as a number of stacked stone foundations. Lister 2017 exhibition catalogue. OFK-info 4/2016.




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