|Elevation||52 ft (16 m)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
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The locale got its name from Olaf Reed (1827-1906), who settled there in the 1870s. Olaf Reed was a Norwegian immigrant who started a partnership with Oden Nelson. They operated vessels on the Coquille River between Myrtle Point and Bandon, Oregon. Reed was a former sea captain and like his brothers Edward and Hans, he also worked as a shipbuilder.
Reed and Nelson started a general store in 1873. Norway's post office was established in 1876 and as of 2003, it had been moved a few miles from its first location. Norway post office closed in 2002; the community's mail is addressed to Myrtle Point. There was also a Norway station on the Southern Pacific Coos Bay Line.
In 1977, the whole community was put up for sale. At the time the two-acre townsite consisted of a store with living quarters upstairs, a café, a post office, a home, several old motel cabins and a defunct gas station.
- "Norway". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
- McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) . Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.
- Hull, Lise (2007). Coos County. Images of America. Arcadia Publishing. p. 17. ISBN 0-7385-4803-0.
- "Post Offices by State: OREGON Post Offices". United States Postal Service. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
- "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
- United Press International (April 27, 1977). "Want to buy a town? Oregon has one for sale". Ellensburg, Washington: Ellensburg Daily Record. Retrieved 2009-10-07.
- Historic image of the Fox covered bridge near Norway from Salem Public Library
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