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Welcome to New Sweden ...

New Sweden is located in Aroostook County<1>.

The location of New Sweden has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, New Sweden has a population of 567 people<3> (see below for details).

New Sweden is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: New Sweden lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from New Sweden (for example, toward Plaster Rock (NB)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT).

The area code for New Sweden: (207)

The ZIP code for New Sweden: 04762<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New Sweden had an population of 567 people. This is a decrease of 5.81% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, New Sweden had a population of 602 people. This makes New Sweden the county's 26th most populous community.

The population of New Sweden represents 0.05% of the total population of Maine (which has 1,328,361 people), making it the state's 343rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 602 people, the population of New Sweden decreased 3.06% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 621 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for New Sweden.

Communities Also Named New Sweden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named New Sweden - they are located in Idaho, Minnesota and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for New Sweden.

Communities near New Sweden ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near New Sweden.

  • Presque Isle [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Presque Isle
    • Presque Isle [Aroostook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of New Sweden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,950 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Presque Isle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Presque Isle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Presque Isle<7>
  • Caribou [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou
    • Caribou [Aroostook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of New Sweden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,622 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caribou
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caribou<7>
  • Grand Falls
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Falls
    • Grand Falls lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of New Sweden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Falls came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Falls<7>
  • Fort Fairfield [Aroostook County]
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    • Fort Fairfield [Aroostook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of New Sweden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,278 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Fairfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Fairfield<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Limestone [Aroostook County]
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      • Limestone [Aroostook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of New Sweden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Limestone<7>
    • Van Buren [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Buren
      • Van Buren [Aroostook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of New Sweden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,983 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Buren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Van Buren<7>
    • Mapleton [Aroostook County]
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      • Mapleton [Aroostook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of New Sweden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,824 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mapleton<7>
    • Washburn [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
      • Washburn [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of New Sweden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washburn<7>
    • Saint Leonard Parish
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Leonard Parish
      • Saint Leonard Parish lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of New Sweden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Leonard Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Leonard Parish
    • Saint Leonard
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Leonard
      • Saint Leonard lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of New Sweden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Leonard came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Leonard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Leonard<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around New Sweden. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New Sweden.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of New Sweden. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around New Sweden.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around New Sweden. See our Newspapers Page for New Sweden.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Sweden ...

Looking for more information about New Sweden? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for New Sweden, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for New Sweden.

Adding New Sweden to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of New Sweden in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for New Sweden was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found New Sweden on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Maine (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for New Sweden on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Maine

About Aroostook County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Sweden. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Aroostook County: www.aroostook.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including Aroostook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for New Sweden.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Sweden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as New Sweden). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether New Sweden or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Sweden) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Sweden. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New SwedenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Sweden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9417, Longitude: -68.1206       In this case, the coordinates for New Sweden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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