Norway was platted in 1863 by Osborn Tuttle, a Norwegian by birth, two years after the Chicago and Northwestern Railway had reached this part of the county. Mr. Tuttle donated five acres of ground to the railway company with the condition that the new town should bear the name of his native country. During 1864, Mr. Tuttle laid out the town site north of the railway truck, which he had recorded as Norway. In the course of a few years, the inhabitants of the town secured a change of name, and it was given the name of the township- Florence, but the railway company stood by its contract with Mr. Tuttle and kept Norway upon the depot sign, and thus the town is called Norway today.


To take a look at the history of baseball in Benton County you can not beat Norway, Iowa. Start with a walk down the main throughway, take a look at the historical churches or just enjoy the scenery... Norway has it all!

A community of 583 residents who believe rural Iowa is alive and well. Small town living is something to take pride in and Norway is no exception. An excellent school system, affordable housing options, local recreation and relaxation activities, hard working and sound business base and friendly home-town people make this community one to call home.

Frontier Cooperative Herbs, the community's largest employer, with a workforce of over 200, is the anchor of industrial growth in the area. Another 33 small businesses call Norway home and you can find many of the services and products yoiu need locally.

Adventures await you in Norway, Iowa... just come take a look at our community. A great place to call home, do business or just plain relax! We'll see you there.


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Phone: 319-472-5545 Fax: 319-472-5928

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