Dvorce (Slovakia)

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Dvorce is the name of a village in the Levoča district of Slovakia. After over 600 years, the village was evacuated and destroyed in the 1950s to make way for the Javorina military training area.[1] Former inhabitants light candles at the sight of their former homes, but must seek permission to do so.

Dvorce has been known by various names: Hungarian: Dvorecz (1869 place name[2][3] [4]), now Szepesudvard (current usage)

Coordinates: 49°05′N 20°34′E / 49.083°N 20.567°E / 49.083; 20.567

[5][6] and German Burgerhof.

Dvorce was part of the Szepes county of the kingdom of Hungary and was under the district of Levoča.


  1. ^ (Partially translated Slovak description and location information). Geocaching.sk. Retrieved on 2011-09-24.
  2. ^ (The 1869 Hungarian Census index listed by Hungarian name). Iabsi.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-24.
  3. ^ (The 1869 Census cross-reference Slovakia index files). Iabsi.com (2004-12-08). Retrieved on 2011-09-24.
  4. ^ (the 1869 Hungarian Census index listed by Slovak name.). (PDF) . Retrieved on 2011-09-24.
  5. ^ Places :: Levoča [Dvorce]. RadixHub. Retrieved on 2011-09-24.
  6. ^ Gazetteers :: The 1913 gazetteer of Hungary :: Szepes County. RadixHub. Retrieved on 2011-09-24.