Norway in America - Ontario

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


This page was updated 26 April 2021

Bergland, ON
Bergland, community in Kenora - Rainy River, ON. This was a Swedish/Norwegian community, named by the postmaster Peter L. Tofte. The post office opened 1907. Closed 1969.

Jarlsberg, ON
Jarlsberg, community in Parry Sound Muskoka, ON. Norwegian settlers came here in the 1860s. Jarlsberg had a Norwegian congregation. The post office was established 1880 with Michael Johnson as postmaster. Closed 1969.



Little Norway, ON
Little Norway was a Norwegian Army Air Service/Royal Norwegian Air Force training camp in Ontario during WWII. The post office opened 1941 as Toronto Little Norway, located at Toronto Island Airport with Capt. Paul Borresen as postmaster. It was moved to Muskoka in March 1943 with Capt. S. Clausen as postmaster, and Sgt. Torgrim Wang took over as postmaster a month later and continued until the p.o. closed April 1945.

Norway , ON
Norway, post office in York, ON. York is a former city within the current city of Toronto, located northwest of Old Toronto. The Norway post office was established 1866 with John E. Winnett. Obviously named for Norway, but the reason is not found. From 1907 called Toronto Sub Office #4.

Toronto - Little Norway, ON
Little Norway was a Norwegian Army Air Service/Royal Norwegian Air Force training camp in Ontario during WWII. The post office opened 1941 as Toronto Little Norway, located at Toronto Island Airport with Capt. Paul Borresen as postmaster. It was moved to Muskoka in March 1943 with Capt. S. Clausen as postmaster, and Sgt. Torgrim Wang took over as postmaster a month later and continued until the p.o. closed April 1945.



Not confirmed: Larson, ON
Larson, post office in Port Arthur, ON. Established 1928 with Mrs. Josie Angeline Swaim as postmaster. Closed 1954.


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