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The Church of the Rural Congregation of Heinola

The cruciform-shaped church of the Heinola Rural Congregation dates back to the year 1755. The wooden church was probably built by August Sorsa. The bell tower was completed in 1834.
Founded: 1755 | Location: Heinola, Finland

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Frösö Runestone

Frösöstenen is the northern-most raised runestone in the world and Jämtland's only runestone. It originally stood at the tip of ferry terminal on the sound between the island of Frösön and Östersund. The stone dates to between 1030 and 1050. It has now been relocated to the lawn in front of the local county seat due to the construction of a new bridge, between 1969 and 1971, on the original site.

Frösö runestone inscription means: Austmaðr, Guðfastr's son, had this stone raised and this bridge built and Christianized Jämtland. Ásbjörn built the bridge. Trjónn and Steinn carved these runes.