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Hurum kommuneClick for a map of Hurum

Hurum takes up the southern part of the peninsula between the Drammensfjord and the Oslofjord called Hurumhalvøya. Its geography is reflected in its shield.  It is connected to Akershus by a 4 1/2 mile tunnel beneath the Oslofjord. Hurum shares the peninsula with the municipality of Røyken. The administrative center of Hurum is Sætre.

Hurum kirke is the parish church for Hurum.  There has been a stone church there since 1150. In 1686 a fire did great damage to the building. The church underwent a major renovation in 1849. One of its most precious possessions is the pulpit, gifted by Kirsten Huitfeldt in honor of her husband Ivar, a naval hero who died during the Great Northern War in 1710.

 The other churches in the district include Flitvet, Holmsbu, and Kongsdelene. 

 
 
Links
   
Hurum Kommune website   
    
R-DD Genealogy Library
606 1900 Folketelling Holmsbu                    Produsert: 12-Apr-1996
Eier, Sigfred L. Hurums historie. Hurum: Hurum bygdeboknemnd, 1963-1969. :2 bind.
                          Bygdehistorie inntil 1807. Volum: (1) 1963.:X, 494s
                          Bygdehistorie 1807-1940. Volum: (2) 1969.: VII, 571s
606 1900 Folketelling Holmsbu                    Produsert: 12-Apr-1996
Kirkeboker Films: Hurum             1715-1928
Sorensen, M., Hurum Information Book.  Ringerike, Drammen Districts Lag Genealogy.  St. Paul, MN
Hurum Kommune, Kommuneplan 2000-2012
Hurum Telephone Directory 1999-2000
Brochure/Map of Modum Area, 1977

   
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