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Encyclopedia > Norge, Virginia

Norge, Virginia is an unincorporated town located in James City County, Virginia, United States. Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... James City County, Virginia as shown on 1895 map James City County (formally, the County of James City) is a county located on the Virginia Peninsula, in the U.S. state of Virginia. ...

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History

The new community of Norge was formally established beginning in 1904 in western James City County by Norwegian-Americans and other Scandinavians with persons resettling from other places in North America joined by new immigrants. The word "Norge" is one of the two Norwegian spellings of Norway—more specifically, the Bokmål spelling, today used by 85-90% of Norway's population. (The Nynorsk spelling of the country's name is "Noreg".) Land at Norge was reasonably priced and offered rich farm land in a gentler climate than that of the northern and Midwestern states, where some of the immigrants had originally settled upon coming to America. The Norwegian-Americans are an ethnic group in the United States. ... BokmÃ¥l (lit. ... Nynorsk (Neonorwegian) is one of the two officially sanctioned written standards of the Norwegian language. ...


For some years, prospective new residents were introduced to the area through promotional material sent out by Carl Martin Bergh, a fellow Norwegian-American with farming experience who had become a land agent for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O). The railroad had been built through the area in 1881 to reach from the mountains of West Virginia to the coal piers on Hampton Roads at the new city of Newport News in adjacent Warwick County. Originally known as Vaiden's Siding, the C&O built a railroad station at Norge in 1908, offering a convenient point for shipping farm produce to places such as Richmond. By 1909, Norge contained 25 buildings, including homes, churches, stores and other businesses. Carl Martin Bergh (died 1906) was a Norwegian-American who is best remembered for promoting the resettlement of fellow Norwegian-American and other Scandinavians families from Midwestern and northern states to the area of James City County and York County surrounding the community of Norge in the eastern coastal plain... The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from many smaller railroads begun in the 19th century. ... Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (surface mining). ... Hampton Roads, from state map of pre-civil war Virginia circa 1858 Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water and the land areas which surround it in southeastern Virginia in the United States. ... Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth and Norfolk, Virginia from space, July 1996 (Newport News is seen in the lower left quadrant) Newport News is an independent city located in Virginia. ... Warwick County (shaded in orange on this 1895 map) was originally one of the eight shires created in colonial Virginia in 1634. ...


Norge was located on the old Richmond-Williamsburg Stage Road, which is U.S. Highway 60 in modern times. Interstate 64 was built through the area in the 1970s, and passes nearby. Exit 231 is labeled "Croaker-Norge" for the two small communities nearby. United States Highway 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ... Interstate 64 (abbreviated I-64) is an Interstate Highway in the eastern United States. ...


Although the railroad station was closed in 1969, and C&O passenger service ended in 1971, Amtrak continues to serve the area with a stop at the Williamsburg, Virginia station. In February, 2006, the historic Norge railroad station building (circa 1908) of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway was relocated about 1 mile to a site adjacent to the James City County Branch of the Williamsburg Regional Library (opened in 1996) on Croaker Road. The following month, work was underway to set a new foundation for the building. Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Burg Location Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from many smaller railroads begun in the 19th century. ...


In 1992, the Norge Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the USAs official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. ...


References

Books

  • Traser, Donald R. (1998) Virginia Railway Depots. Old Dominion Chapter, National Railway Historical Society. ISBN 0-9669906-0-9
  • Bradshaw, Nancy Smith and Frances Huckstep Hamilton. (1989) Velkommen til Norge: A Pictorial History of Norge, Virginia

Websites

  • Norge Village a commercial site with summary history of Norge

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Norge, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (457 words)
Norge, Virginia is an unincorporated town located in James City County, Virginia, United States.
The new community of Norge was formally established beginning in 1904 in western James City County by Norwegian-Americans and other Scandinavians with persons resettling from other places in North America joined by new immigrants.
The word "Norge" is one of the two Norwegian spellings of Norway—more specifically, the Bokmål spelling, today used by 85-90% of Norway's population.
DMR - GEOLOGIC PUBLICATION - LISTING (4209 words)
Geology of the Taylorsville basin, Hanover County, Virginia, R.E. Weems.
Vein copper mineralization of the Virgilina district, Virginia and North Carolina by N.E. Johnson, J.R. Craig, and J.D. Rimstidt.
Mineralogy and geochemistry of the lead-zinc ores of the Austinville-Ivanhoe district, Wythe County, Virginia by N.K. Foley and J.R. Craig.
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