New Sweden Real Estate
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New Sweden is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States.
Starting in 1870, a Swedish-immigrant colony was established by the State of Maine in Aroostook County. The State of Maine had appointed William W. Thomas, Jr., who had served as American Consul in Sweden during the administration of President Abraham Lincoln, to be State Immigration Commissioner. On March 23, 1870 the Legislature passed an Act authorizing a Board of Immigration and Thomas was named Commissioner of Immigration. Thomas went to Sweden, recruited the first 51 immigrants, and led them into the township that became New Sweden. Early hardships were overcome and the colony prospered and grew into the neighboring townships of Westmanland (1879), Stockholm (1881) and the surrounding areas.
According to the US census the town has a total area of 34.7 square miles, of which, 34.7 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles (0.09%) is water.
As of the 2000 census, there were 621 people, 247 households, and 179 families residing in the town. The population density was 17.9 people per square mile. There were 319 housing units at an average density of 9.2 per square mile.
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