|County of the Swedish Empire|
|•||Established||September 5, 1645|
The county was created in 1645 when Sweden conquered Jämtland and Härjedalen. They had previously belonged to Norway. Norrland County was split into two and the new territories were assigned to the two halves. Jämtland formed part of the new Härnösand County, and Härjedalen became part of Hudiksvall County. Just nine years later they were merged again as the Västernorrland County.
The county had two governors while it existed.
When the county merged into Västernorrland Appelbom did not continue as governor. Instead Erik Larsson Sparre, who had governed Hudiksvall, took on the governorship.
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