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New Sweden, Aroostook County

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


1876 as New Sweden Plantation



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


Maine Historical Maps: New Sweden

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


______, 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))

______, 75 years of trust : history of the Evangelical Covenant Church of New Sweden, Maine, at the seventy-fifth anniversary, August 3-6, 1961 (1961)

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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