Norway in America - Virginia

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


This page was updated 25 April 2021

Norge, VA
Norge, community in James City Co., VA. “Norge” is the Norwegian spelling of “Norway”. Norge was formally established 1904 in western James City Co. by Norwegian-Americans and other Scandinavians, with persons resettling from other places in North America joined by new immigrants. Land at Norge was reasonably priced and offered rich farmland in a gentler climate than that of the northern and Midwestern states, where some of the immigrants had originally settled upon coming to America. A post office was established 1904 with John H. Nesseth postmaster, and it is still in operation.



Not confirmed: Olaf, VA
Olaf, Roanoke Co., VA. 1906-1939. First postmaster Charles M. Deyerle. FamilySearch: could be named for Olaf Olason?



Not confirmed: Strom, VA
Strom, Botetourt Co., VA. 1880-1913. First postmaster John M. Deisher. Ulvestad (1906) says the place name is Norwegian. FamilySearch gives no relevant names.




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