Place:Norway, Herkimer, New York, United States

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NameNorway
TypeTown
Coordinates43.2°N 74.95°W
Located inHerkimer, New York, United States
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Norway is a town in Herkimer County, New York, United States. The population was 762 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Norway is located in the east-central part of the county and is northeast of Utica.

The town borders the Adirondack Park.

History

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The town was permanently settled around 1787 after an abandoned effort in 1786.

Norway was formed in 1792 immediately after the creation of Herkimer County. Norway was originally a very large town, and it was subsequently broken up, directly or indirectly, into about thirty-six new towns in several bordering counties. In Herkimer County, the Towns of Fairfield (1796), Russia (1806), Ohio (1823), Wilmurt (now defunct), and Webb (1836) were made by dividing Norway. Part of Newport was taken from Norway in 1806. The creation of Oneida County, Lewis County, Clinton County, Hamilton County, and St. Lawrence County from Herkimer County accounts for the remaining towns derived from Norway.

In 1825, the town's population was 1,168.

Because of poor soil conditions, early farmers eventually turned to raising dairy herds. By 1887, there were six cheese factories in Norway.

The Norway Baptist Church (former) was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.

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  • Outstanding guide to Norway family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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