Church of the Holy Spirit in Markuszów, erected circa 1609
Markuszów [marˈkuʂuf] is a village in Puławy County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland. The first written mention of Markuszów dates from the year 1317. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Markuszów. It lies approximately 22 kilometres (14 mi) east of Puławy and 25 km (16 mi) north-west of the regional capital Lublin.
The village population is reported to be around 1300 residents.
A kindergarten (pre-school), primary-school, and gymnasium (middle school) are located in Markuszów and serve students within the gmina. The primary-school and gymnasium are housed in the same building. The primary school is named after Jan Pocek, a folk poet from neighboring village of Zabłocie, and serves approximately 150 students. Around 70 students attend the gymnasium.
Very busy national roads DK17 (Warsaw - Hrebenne), DK12 (Łęknica - Dorohusk), and E372 pass jointly through the heart of Markuszów. Construction of joint expressway S17 and S12 is ongoing with completion projected later this year (2013). The new expressway route is constructed through cow pastures and farms to the North. Upon completion, most of Lublin-Warsaw traffic will bypass the village completely.
- Municipal website of Markuszów (Polish)
- Information about the pre-1939 Jewish community in Markuszów (Polish)
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