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Kvernes is a village in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The village of Kvernes is located in the present-day Averøy Municipality on the east coast of the island of Averøya, along the Kvernesfjorden. There are two churches in Kvernes village: Kvernes Stave Church and the Kvernes Church . The stave church is now a museum.Kvernes was a municipality from 1838 until 1964, encompassing the whole island of Averøya, part of the Romsdal peninsula, and part of the island of Frei. Over time it gradually got smaller until 1964, when the 36km2 municipality was merged into Averøy.HistoryThe municipality of Kværnes was established on 1 January 1838 . According to the 1835 census, the municipality initially had a population of about 3,754. On 1 January 1878, a small area in the western part of Bud Municipality was transferred to Kvernes. Then again on 1 January 1891, the Bollien farm was transferred from Bud to Kvernes. On 1 September 1893, parts of Kvernes Municipality along with parts of Frei Municipality and Øre Municipality were used to create the new Gjemnes Municipality.
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