Norway in America - Saskatchewan

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


This page was updated 15 August 2021

Ambles, SK
Ambles, post office in Humboldt, SK. Established 1910 with Butler J. Amble as postmaster. He and Ole Amble came here from Grand Forks, SD, U.S.A. The name is from Amble (Amle) in Kaupanger, Norway. Closed 1918.

Amelia, SK
Amelia, post office in Maple Creek, SK. Established 1911 with Henry E. Huseby from Norway as postmaster, he named the post office for his wife Amelia (Emelia). Closed 1932.

Bangsund, SK
Bangsund, post office in Weyburn, SK. Established 1912, and named by and for postmaster Olaf Bangsund (from Vardø, Norway). Closed 1919.

Blooming, SK
Blooming, post office in Assiniboia, SK. This was a Norwegian settlement; the post office was established 1912 with J. Halverson as postmaster. Closed 1954.

Dahlton, SK
Dahlton, country post office in Humboldt - Melfort – Tisdale, SK. Established 1911 with Ole S. Slind as postmaster (born 1867 Selbu, Norway). It was named for Dalton, MN. The name Dahlton was favoured by Scandinavian settlers as it included the Norwegian “dal”, this seemed appropriate as the original p.o. site was near a deep ravine. Closed 1970. See Dalton, MN, U.S.A.

Forgaard, SK
Forgaard, post office in Prince Albert, SK. Established 1911 with J. A. Riddle as postmaster. It was named for Norwegian-born settler Jens Forgaard. Changed name to Canwood 1913.

Fosston, SK
Fosston, post office in Mackenzie, SK. Established 1911 with Oscar Rustad (born c.1887 in the U.S. to Norwegian immigrant parents) as postmaster. Named for Fosston MN. Closed (unknown year 1977-2020).



Gronlid, SK
Gronlid, post office in Humboldt – Melfort, SK. Established 1928 with William Henry Hamilton as postmaster. It was named for the Rev. Hjalmar Oliver Gronlid (the Norwegian family name is Grønlid), who established the Beaver Creek Lutheran congregation in the district in 1912. Still in operation.



Hagen, SK
Hagen, post office in Rosthern, SK. Established 1931 with Norman Arthur Nevison as postmaster. Named for Andrew C. Hagen who came here from Minnesota in 1902. Still in operation.

Hamar, SK
Hamar, post office in Moose Mountain, SK. Established 1905 with John Gulbranson as postmaster, born in Norway 1864. Named for the city of Hamar, Norway. Changed name to Bromhead 1912.

Lajord, SK
Lajord, post office in Qu'Appelle, SK. Established 1905 with Iver O. Berg as postmaster. Named for a Lajord family from Norway. Still in operation.



Leinan, SK
Leinan, post office in Rosetown – Biggar, SK. Established 1909 and named by and for postmaster Axel L. Leinan, (1877-1940), born in Trondheim, Norway. Closed (unknown year after 1952).

Lillestrom, SK
Lillestrom, post office in Assiniboia, SK. Established 1915 with Mortimer Wiltse as postmaster. One source says it is named for Lille in Frankrike (a battle was fought there 1914) and ‘Strom’. A much more likely explanation is that it is named for the city of Lillestrøm, Norway. Closed 1960.

Mandal, SK
Mandal, post office in Humboldt, SK. Named for the city of Mandal, Norway. The post office was established 1906 with Tobias (Tom) N. Bjorndahl as postmaster (born 1875 Bjørndal, Hornnes, Norway). He moved his family to the hamlet of Mandal in 1904 and started a post office and general store. In 1908, when the railroad surveyed Watrous a mile away from Mandal, Tom moved his store and was postmaster there until 1913. Closed 1908.

Norden, SK
Norden, post office in Humboldt, SK. Established 1903 with Andrew Bergrud as postmaster (born 1861 Norway). ‘Norden’ is a Scandinavian term for the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, including their associated territories. Changed name 1908 to Prestfoss. See Prestfoss, SK.

Norge, SK
Norge, post office in Maple Creek, SK. Established 1914 with J. G. Sanders as postmaster. "Norge" is the Norwegian spelling of “Norway”. The reason for its name is not found. Closed 1947.



Prestfoss, SK
Prestfoss, post office in Prince Albert, SK, changed name from Norden 1903 with Andrew Bergrud as postmaster (born 1861 Norway). Named for Prestfoss, Sigdal, Norway. Closed 1919, See Norden, SK.

Scandia, SK
Scandia, post office in Battlefords, SK, established 1913 with John Walleen as postmaster. The name is either short for Scandinavia, or it is derived from Skåne, Sweden. Name-change 1915 to Fusilier, closed 1967.

Stenen, SK
Stenen, post office in Mackenzie, SK. Established 1906. Named for Johannes (John) Amundsen Stenen who moved here from North Dakota in 1906. He gave land for the town provided it received his name. He moved to California in 1923. Still in operation.

Strand, SK
Strand, post office in Mackenzie, SK. Established 1908, named by and for postmaster Fred Strand (born in U.S. to Norwegian immigrant parents). Closed 1931.

Not confirmed: Gunderson, SK
Gunderson, post office in Kindersley, SK. Established 1914, named by and for postmaster Ole Gunderson. Closed 1925.

Not confirmed: Hanson, SK (1)
Hanson, post office in Qu'Appelle, SK. Established 1905, named by and for postmaster O. P. Hanson. Closed 1920.

Not confirmed: Hanson, SK (2)
Hanson, post office in Melfort, SK. Established 1904 with Alfred J. Braaten as postmaster. Closed 1931.

Not confirmed: Helland, SK
Helland, post office in Willow Bunch, SK. Established 1912 with Henry Keast as postmaster. Closed 1913.

Not confirmed: Larsen, SK
Larsen, post office in Humboldt, SK. Established 1908 with J. T. Olson as postmaster. Closed 1913.

Not confirmed: Midale, SK
Midale, post office in Moose Mountain, SK. Established 1903 with Ole Wedin as postmaster. Named for first settler Ole Dale and pioneer doctor R.M. Mitchell. Still in operation.



Not confirmed: Olson, SK
Olson, post office in Humboldt, SK. Established 1915, named by and for first postmaster Mrs. Tilda Olson. Closed 1919.

Not confirmed: Peterson, SK
Peterson, post office in Rosthern, SK. Established 1916 with Thomas T. French as postmaster. Named for Alfred Peterson, an early settler. Closed 1970.

Not confirmed: Rastad, SK
Rastad, post office in Maple Creek, SK. Established 1913 with I.G. Gass as postmaster. Discontinued 1925, re-established 1928, finally closed 1932.


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