New Sweden facts for kids
Map of New Sweden ca. 1650
by Amandus Johnson
|King/Queen of Sweden|
|•||1654–1660||Charles X Gustav|
|•||1638–1640||Måns Nilsson Kling|
|•||1640–1643||Peter Hollander Ridder|
|•||1643–1653||Johan Björnsson Printz|
|Historical era||Colonial period|
|•||Peach Tree War||1655|
|Today part of||United States|
New Sweden (Swedish: Nya Sverige, Finnish: Uusi-Ruotsi) was a Swedish colony in North America that existed from 1638 through 1655. It was in the modern day states of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Its capital was Fort Christina, modern-day Wilmington.
Images for kids
The C. A. Nothnagle Log House in Gibbstown, New Jersey. Built in 1638, it is the oldest surviving house in what is today New Jersey.
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