Norway in America - Maine

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

This page was updated 25 April 2021

North Norway, ME
North Norway is located on the northern outskirts of Norway which is a town in Oxford Co., Maine. The North Norway, ME post office operated 1824-1868, was re-opened same year and finally closed in 1901 with mail to Norway. See Norway, ME for explanation of the place name.

Norway, ME
Norway is a town in Oxford Co., Maine. It was settled after 1786 and incorporated in 1797 as Norway. The town had petitioned to be named Norage, which is Native American for falls. It is interesting to note that Denmark and Sweden are nearby towns and are established shortly after Norway, ME. Norway, ME p.o. was established 1801, making this the earliest reported U.S. post office with name related to Norway. It is still in operation. The population was 5,014 at the 2010 census. Norway R.F.D. operated from 1901 onwards.
Norway Station No.1 operated 1930-1937. The term ‘station’ is here understood to be some sort of sub-post office.
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Norway Centre, ME
The Norway Centre post office in Oxford Co. was in operation from 1866 to 1868. See Norway, ME for explanation of the place name.

Norway Lake, ME
Located in the Oxford Hills of Maine, Norway Lake is the common name for Lake Pennesseewassee which has been used for both recreation and in support of local industry in Norway, Maine (Oxford Co.). The Norway Lake, ME post office operated 1881-1944. See Norway, ME for explanation of the place name.

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