Hačava

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Košice-okolie District in the Košice Region

Hačava (1409 Hach, Bognerhey) (German: Wagnerhau; Hungarian: Ájfalucska) is a village and municipality in Košice-okolie District in the Košice Region of eastern Slovakia.

History[edit]

First mention of the village is to be found in records dating back to 1409 when it was funded by German settlers driven here by a certain Master Wagner. In the 16th century it belonged to the noble family of Széchy. During that period, it was destroyed by Turks and suffered greatly because of the Polish-Lithuanian War. The place remained almost deserted. In the 18th century some Rusyn colonists contributed to repopulate the village.

Geography[edit]

Hacava Area

The village lies at an altitude of 660 meters and covers an area of 36.918 km². It has a population of about 225 people. It lies in Hajska-dolina underneath Jeleni Vrch. There is a bike trail available that begins at the town of Moldava-nad-Bodvou, travelling through the nearby village of Haj and ends at Knizna Polona.[1] It is surrounded by a mountainous forest area and a cave is located a few kilometres away.

Genealogical resources[edit]

Records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Kosice, Slovakia"

  • Greek Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1810-1926 (parish A)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obec Hacava". Slovensky-Kras.eu. OZ Turizmus Vychodne Slovensko. 2008–2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°40′03″N 20°50′07″E / 48.66750°N 20.83528°E / 48.66750; 20.83528