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Sweden, Oxford County, Maine

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Town set off from Lovell at the time of incorporation.

Settled by Samuel Nevers in 1794.

First known as part of New Suncook, later Lovell. On the plan which accompanied the petition for division in 1813, that part which became Sweden is labeled "Southland."

Surveyed as a part of Lovell. A plan showing the division of that town was drawn by Samuel Nevers in 1813 [Land Office Plans, 25:23].

Incorporated Feb. 26, 1813.

Villages and locations: Sweden, East Sweden.

Neighboring towns and townships: Lovell, Waterford, Fryeburg, Bridgton (in Cumberland County).

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Address Book

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Gilman, Wayne Clark, Historical Family and Cemetery Records of the "Pigwacket" area: New Suncook (Lovell and Sweden), Maine. (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, Inc., c1998).

Mitchell, Harry Edward, The Town Register: Fryeburg, Lovell, Sweden, Stow and Chatham (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Co., 1907).

Richards, Philip W., Sweden, Maine: the Early Years. (Denmark, Me.: Cardinal Printing Co., c1986).

Richards, Philip W., Sweden, Maine History: Volume Two, Adversity and Determination. (Denmark, Me.: Cardinal Printing Co., c1989).

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(Lovell) Vital records, 1802-1891 (FHL US/CAN Film 11541): "Contains family records listing births and deaths, list of men from Lovell who died from wounds in service 1862-1865, depositions correcting birth records, delayed births, marriage records 1802-1891, intentions of marriage 1803-1891."

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History of Sweden — From Varney's Gazetteer of the State of Maine.

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