Norway Grove, Wisconsin

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Norway Grove, Wisconsin
Norway Grove is located in Wisconsin
Norway Grove
Norway Grove
Norway Grove is located in the US
Norway Grove
Norway Grove
Coordinates: 43°14′55″N 89°24′09″W / 43.24861°N 89.40250°W / 43.24861; -89.40250Coordinates: 43°14′55″N 89°24′09″W / 43.24861°N 89.40250°W / 43.24861; -89.40250
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyDane County
TownVienna
Elevation
991 ft (302 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)608
GNIS feature ID1577757[1]

Norway Grove is an unincorporated community located in the town of Vienna in Dane County, Wisconsin.[1]

Dating from 1844, immigrant settlers principally from the traditional district of Sogn in Western Norway, came to the townships of Windsor and Vienna in Dane County. They settled in a region lying in the northwestern part of Windsor township and the adjoining portion of the township of Vienna which became known as Norway Grove. In 1847, these settlers invited Rev. Johannes Wilhelm Christian Dietrichson from Koshkonong, Wisconsin to come and conduct worship services. In 1849, it was decided that they would organize a Norwegian language Lutheran Church congregation. [2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Norway Grove, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "About Norway Grove". Norway Grove Memorial Lutheran Church. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "History of the Norway Grove Lutheran Church". Dane County Cultural Tour. 1947. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "Norway Grove Memorial Lutheran Church". Dane County Cultural Tour 2002. Retrieved March 1, 2016.

Related reading[edit]

  • Gjerde, Jon (1989) From Peasants to Farmers: The Migration from Balestrand, Norway, to the Upper Middle West (Cambridge University Press) ISBN 9780521368223