NAME: New Sweden
COUNTY: Travis
CLIMATE: Mild Winter, Hot Summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Best in early fall after the cold fronts.
COMMENTS: A community near Austin, Texas referenced in the 2 volume book "Swedes in Texas" 1838-1918 by Ernest Severin.
REMAINS: Unknown- currently investigating.
A Swedish Lutheran community near Austin, TX (possibly if I am reading Swedish right) named in 1877. Inhabited into the 1880's and 'till?. Known to Swedes as the "New Sweden Kolonien" it is described on page 371 of the 2 Volume book- "Swedes in Texas". I am currently having information translated from Swedish to write more... Betty Raetzsch-Schmidt- grandaughter of Oscar Waldemar Sandstrom, former bankruptcy attorney in Ausin, Texas and inhabitant of New Sweden. Submitted by: Betty Raetzsch-Schmidt

New Sweden - Church
Courtesy Bobby and Speedy Drake

New Sweden - Old House
Courtesy Bobby and Speedy Drake

New Sweden - Cemetery
Courtesy Bobby and Speedy Drake