The name Staré Město (lit. Old Town) hints on its antecedence in comparison to the adjacent Frýdek. Indeed Frýdek is not the oldest settlement in the area (first mentioned in 1386), but was preceded by Jemnicze mentioned in 1327 (and maybe earlier in 1305).[a] After Frýdek was established, it grew considerably and absorbed Jemnicze. Later in the area a village Staremiesto was first mentioned in 1434.
^Panic, Idzi (2011). Śląsk Cieszyński w początkach czasów nowożytnych (1528-1653) [Cieszyn Silesia in the beginnings of Modern Era (1528-1653)] (in Polish). Cieszyn: Starostwo Powiatowe w Cieszynie. p. 224. ISBN978-83-926929-5-9.