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Maine Historic Sites

Historic Churches

New Sweden Baptist Church, New Sweden, ME

Historic Significance:
In 1870, the Governor of the State of Maine asked the Ambassador to Sweden, W. W. Thomas, to offer a tract of land, and log cabin and free passage to American to any families in Sweden willing to settle in Northern Maine. Thirteen families responded. In 1871, the First Baptist Church of New Sweden, MAine was formed. It later planted a daughter church in nearby Stockholm Maine.

Address And Directions:
New Sweden is north on Highway 1 in Maine to Caribou, ME. Then take route 161 north to New Sweden.