The town was first settled around 1809.
The town was formed in 1823 from part of the Town of Louisville. In 1844, part of Norfolk was returned to Louisville, and part of the Town of Stockholm was added to Norfolk in 1834.
A small part of Norfolk was lost when the community of "Raquetteville" incorporated as the Village of Potsdam Junction in 1872. In 1875, it became Norwood.
The Hepburn Library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.
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