Norway in America - British Columbia

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

This page was updated 26 April 2021

Hagensborg, BC
Hagensborg, town in Coast Chilcotin, Skeena, BC. In 1894, some 100 Norwegian colonists journeyed from Minnesota to the Bella Coola Valley and founded a settlement first called Kristiania, then Hagensborg, named for Hagen Christensen, an early Norwegian settler. The post office started as Bella Coola 1895 with Thore Thorson as postmaster, and in 1900 changed name to Hagensborg. Still in operation. Its census population in 2006 was 248.

Not confirmed: Engen, BC
Engen, post office in Cariboo, Skeena, BC. Established 1919 with C.F. Barkman as postmaster. Closed (unknown year 2014-2021?).

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