Norway in America - Idaho

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


This page was updated 24 April 2021

Broten, ID
Broten, post office in Bonner Co., ID, established 1916 with Henry M. Peterson as postmaster. He was born 1858 in Iowa to Norwegian immigrant parents. His father carried the name Hans Pedersen Lovbraaten from Jaren, Oppland, Norway and Lovbraaten (Løvbråten) is the origin of the Brooten p.o. name. Discontinued 1954 with mail to Sandpoint.



Nordman, ID
Nordman is a community in Bonner Co., Idaho. It was named for John Nordman (1858-1938), a Norwegian who was a highly respected benefactor of the tiny community established in the Nordman area. The Nordman, ID post office opened 1915 with Barbara M. Seymour first postmaster, and it is still in operation.



Stinson, ID
Stinson is a post office in Kootenai Co., ID, opened 1901 with Eli Stinson postmaster, and named for him. He was born 1862 in South Dakota to Norwegian immigrant parents. It closed 1910 with mail to Blackrock.


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