Historical and old photos of Horten, Vestfold og Telemark
A small historical reference
Geography: Horten is a town and municipality in Vestfold in Vestfold og Telemark county, Norway—located along the Oslofjord. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Horten. The municipality also includes the town of Åsgårdstrand and the villages of Borre, Skoppum, and Nykirke.
The town of Horten was separated from the municipality of Borre to become a municipality of its own in 1858. The neighboring municipalities of Borre and Horten were merged back together on 1 January 1988. The name of the new united municipality was first Borre, but after a referendum it was changed to Horten on 1 June 2002.
The local newspaper in Horten is named Gjengangeren, and covers mostly local news. It is also available online.
Borre National Park contains the largest known burial site in Scandinavia. It also has the largest collection of king's graves in Scandinavia.