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Settlements of East SLOVAKIA

Velka Polana (Nagypolany)


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Village Information

Village Links



1997 Topographical Map

Online Historical Book:

Below Snina Rock (1964)


Current Road Map

Starina Reservoir

Topo Map #2

1939 Military Map

1914 Zemplin County Map (714KB)


1925 Topo Map (1.4MB)



First Mentioned  
2001 Population 0
1914 Population  
Village Names  



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).



Cemetery Photos by Juraj Cisarik

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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