Norway in America - ForewordBy Hallvard Slettebø
Norwegian immigrants went to North America primarily in the latter half of the 19th century and the first few decades of the 20th century. There are today around 5 million Norwegian Americans; most live in the U.S. Upper Midwest.|
Types of Norwegian place-names in America include:
This overview is the result of 20 years research into post offices with Norwegian names, common Norse names, or Scandinavian names. For each place name, the Norwegian connection is explained. Post office information generally includes location (township and county) and years of operation. Name of first postmaster is also included, and often there is a connection between the postmaster and the post office name.
State abbreviations are not included in this list.
|CPO||Community Post Office|
|NFT||Norsk Filatelistisk Tidsskrift|
|R.F.D.||Rural Free Delivery|
|R.P.O.||Railway Post Office|