Database of Norwegian Ridge place names

This database contains place names from the US Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System. Counties included are Houston (MN), Allamakee (IA) and Winneshiek (IA). Begin by entering a name, type and/or location and clicking "Go."

For Houston County locations, NorwegianRidge.com has excerpted a 1920 Minnesota Historical Society narrative on some Houston County place names; the index below features more locations but offers less information on each location.


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One Response to Database of Norwegian Ridge place names

  1. Eric says:

    Looking Glass Prairie is located 3 miles east of Burr Oak in Hesper Township. Its location is roughly here: http://g.co/maps/uheaf . The term “Looking Glass Prairie” is explained here: http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=10-P13-00012&segmentID=5

    Monkey Ridge is now known as Canoe Ridge. The ridge is located in southwestern Pleasant Township between Canoe Creek and the Upper Iowa River. I don’t know where the name came from.

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