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Maine Resource Guide: New Sweden, Aroostook County

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County · Organized · Incorporated · Previous Designations · Villages, Locations and Settlements · Adjacent Towns and Townships · Maps · Miscellaneous Resources · Military Records · General Resources · Bibliography

County

Aroostook County (set off from Hancock County to Penobscot County in 1816, to Aroostook County in 1839)


Organized

1876 as New Sweden Plantation


Incorporated

1895


Previous Designations

Township No. 15, Third Range West of the Easterly Line of the State (T15 R3 WELS)


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Gelot Hill, Jemtland, Nelson (former post office), New Sweden, New Sweden Station, Rista Siding


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Caribou, Connor Township, Stockholm, Westmanland, Woodland


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of New Sweden, Maine

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 5. (1885)

Stuart's map of the timber lands of Maine. No. 5. (1894)


Miscellaneous Resources

First Settlers of the Swedish Colony


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: New Sweden


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: New Sweden, Aroostook, Maine

Maine Swedish Colony

Maine Memory Network: New Sweden

Maine Memory Network: Jemtland


Bibliography

______, Celebration of the decennial anniversary of the founding of New Sweden, Maine, July 23, 1880 (Portland, Me.: B. Thurston, printers, 1881)

______, Ninety years in New Sweden 1870-1960 ([New Sweden, Me. : s.n., 1960?] (Caribou, Me. : Pride Printing))

Hede, Richard, Centennial history of Maine's Swedish colony: New Sweden, Westmanland, Stockholm and adjoining areas ([Stockholm, Me.?]: [s.n.], 1970)

Malmquist, Marie, Lapptäcke ([New Sweden, Me. : The Author?], 1928-9)

Melvin, Charlotte Lenentine, "The Swedish people in Northern Maine" (typescript, 1950)

Melvin, Charlotte Lenentine, et al., The New Sweden centennial ([Chicago, Ill. : Swedish Pioneer Historical Society], 1970)

Olsson, Nils William, and Edward F. Holden, comp., "Declarations of intentions and naturalizations in New Sweden, Maine, 1873-1900," Swedish American Genealogist, vol. 1 (Winter Park, Fl., 1981)

Thomas, William Widgery, et al., The Story of New Sweden: as told at the quarter centennial celebration of the founding of the Swedish colony in the woods of Maine, June 25, 1895 (Portland, Me.: Loring, Short & Harmon, 1896)

Thomas, William Widgery, Jr., "The Story of New Sweden," Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, Second Series, Vol. 7 (Portland, Me.: The Society, 1896)

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