Translated Slownik Geograficzny Entries - ZRECIN

Zrecin, Poland cemetary ZRECIN: located in Krosno County, with a Roman Catholic Church. The village is located at the Jasiel stream, 3.7 miles southwest of Krosno. There is a high road to Dukla (south) and a road to Frysztak (north). The village is located at 287 meters above sea level.

Zrecin with the school and tabulator area of (Klobasy-Zrecinskie) has 135 houses and 794 people (361 men, 433 women), 773 Roman Catholics and 21 Jews. Tabulator area – 53.9 acres, the rest – 76.45 acres. Dilugosz (L.B., 1,494 – source) spells the village name Szrzaczyny. Other sources Sranczyn, and Zrancin.

Man cutting grass in Zrecin, Poland The village was included in Koprzywnik Monastery property in 1277 and 1284 (Kod. Malpol, I, 110, 123, II, 155) source. Name of Pawel – rector of Zrancin was noted in records in 1326. In 1581 (paw., Malop., 112) source, Zrecin had 4 farms without land, 4 tenants with cattle and some land for clearing. In 1878 Karol Klobassa and Ignacy Luckaiewicz - pioneers of Naphtha Industry in Galicya donated a magnificent church of brick and a chapel at the cemetery.

The Zrecin parish (Diocese Przemysl, Deanery of Jasiel) includes: Chorkowka Kopytowa, Lesniowka, Machnowka, Podniebyla, Stanowiska, Zeglec and a part of Swierzyna Polska. Zrecin borders on Swierzowa Polska (north), and Szcepancowa (east).

Source:  Slownik Geograficzny translated by Michael Kurtin (This information was published between 1880 and 1902 and gives a view of this locality during that time frame).  Photographs by James A. Derheim, European Focus Photography.

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