New Sweden Postal History
Aroostook County, Maine

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine  04975
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 15 November 2020)




During the history of the town of New Sweden, there have been four post offices.

Briefly, the history of these four is as follows:
1. Jemtland post office opened on 10 July 1888, closed on 3 June 1896, re-opened on 29 October 1896, and closed on 15 November 1928.
2. Nelson post office opened on 21 April 1899 and closed on 31 July 1908..
3. New Sweden (1) post office opened on 30 March 1871 and closed on 31 January 1914.
4. New Sweden Sta. was established on 3 June 1902, and on 21 May 1920 was renamed as New Sweden (2) post offce.


In 1914, there were two post offices in New Sweden: Jemtland and New Sweden Sta. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from New Sweden include:
Jemtland Nelson
New Sweden (1)
New Sweden (2) New Sweden Station



Jemtland


1888 July 10:
   Jemtland post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1896 June 3:
   Jemtland post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1896 October 29:
   Jemtland post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1901 March:
   The circular postmark is approximately 28 mm in diameter.
      
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1928 November 15:
   Jemtland post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


New Sweden (2)


1920 May 21:
   The former New Sweden Station post office was renamed as New Sweden (2) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1920 May 21:
   Walter W. Anderson appointed Postmaster.

1958 October 31:
   Charles H. Anderson appointed Acting Postmaster.

1960 July 6:
   Hartley O. Nelson appointed Postmaster.

1980 December 5:
   Eric D. Anderson appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1981 February 7:
   Patricia C. Roy appointed Postmaster.

1991 February 27:
   David A. Armstrong appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1991 April 20:
   Gregory A. Voisine appointed Postmaster.

1993 March 17:
   Norma A. Alward appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1993 July 10:
   Frederick A. Myers appointed Postmaster.

1997 January 3:
   Artheline Bernier appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1997 March 12:
   Donna Cyr appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1997 June 26:
   John E. Fraser appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1997 October 25:
   John E. Fraser appointed Postmaster.

2005 May 31:
   Cheryl A. Dubay appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2005 October 1:
   Roger P. Plant appointed Postmaster.

2010 June 30:
   Ricky Adams appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2010 November 23:
   Eric D. Anderson appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2011 March 25:
   Rita G. Anderson appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2011 April 8:
   Rick Adams appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2011 August 8:
   Rita G. Anderson appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2011 August 15:
   Ricky appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2011 December 12:
   Rita G. Anderson appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2012 April 23:
   Shawn R. Rogers appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2013 June 5:
   Clifton Foster appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2013 July 27:
   New Sweden (2) post office was converted to a Remotely Managed Post Office under the diretion of the Postmaster of the Caribou post office.

today:
   New Sweden (2) post office is still operating.


New Sweden Station


1902 June 3:
   New Sweden Station post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1902 June 3:
   John Hemberg appointed Postmaster.

1914 April 28:
   John J. Ringdahl appointed Postmaster.

1919 September 20:
   Walter W. Anderson appointed Postmaster.

1920 May 21:
   New Sweden Station post office was renamed as New Sweden (2) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)