Velka Polana (Nagypolany)
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This village was evacuated in 1980 as it was in the watershed area for the construction of the Starina Reservoir. One building and the cemetery remain.
1430 Polyan, 1773 Polana. It is mentioned for the first time in 1430 as a possession of Stropkov town. In the XVIII century it belonged to Keglevich and Révész families. During the History, its inhabitants were occupied as woodmen. Source: Roberto Cannoni, Italy
Mick Sura reports that no church records will be found in the Slovak State archives. However records from 1821-1881 Can be found in the Zemplen regional archive in Satoraljaujhely (Hungary).
Rusyns - Lost Homes - A picture essay of the land of the seven villages cleared to make way for the Starina Reservoir.
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Last Update: 24 January 2010