Mrzli Potok

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Mrzli Potok
Mrzli Potok is located in Slovenia
Mrzli Potok
Mrzli Potok
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°37′28.44″N 14°44′21.21″E / 45.6245667°N 14.7392250°E / 45.6245667; 14.7392250Coordinates: 45°37′28.44″N 14°44′21.21″E / 45.6245667°N 14.7392250°E / 45.6245667; 14.7392250
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Southeast Slovenia
Municipality Kočevje
Elevation 590 m (1,940 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 0

Mrzli Potok (pronounced [ˈməɾzli ˈpɔːtok]; German: Kaltenbrunn,[1][2][3] Gottscheerish: Kaotnprunn[2]) is a remote abandoned settlement in the Municipality of Kočevje in southern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[4] Its territory is now part of the village of Gotenica.

Name[edit]

The Slovene name Mrzli Potok literally means 'cold creek'. It is semantically similar to the German name Kaltenbrunn, literally, 'cold spring. There is a spring at the site of the former settlement known as Cold Spring (Slovene: Mrzli studenec).

History[edit]

A small settlement known as Brunn bei Masern (literally, 'spring near Grčarice') existed in the land registry of 1574, cited therein as Beim Prun ('by the spring').[5] It had one full farm divided into two half farms, corresponding to a population between eight and 12. It was not mentioned in the 1770 census, and Erich Petschauer concludes that it was absorbed into Grčarice.[2] However, Ivan Simonič identifies Brunn bei Masern with Mrzli Potok.[6]

In the 19th century, a steam-powered sawmill owned by the Auersperg noble family operated at Mrzli Potok.[2] It was established in 1871.[7][8] Before the Second World War the settlement had five houses[2][9] with a variable population.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 37.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Petschauer, Erich. 1980. "Die Gottscheer Siedlungen – Ortsnamenverzeichnis." In Das Jahrhundertbuch der Gottscheer (pp. 181–197). Klagenfurt: Leustik, p. 185.
  3. ^ Kundegraber, Maria. 1995. "Etnografske posebnosti v nekdanjem Kočevskem nemškem jezikovnem otoku." Kronika 43(3): 76–84, p. 76.
  4. ^ Kočevje municipal site
  5. ^ Wolsegger, Peter. 1891 "Das Urbarium der Herrschaft Gottschee vom Jahre 1574." Mittheilungen des Musealvereins für Krain 4: 13–45, p. 18.
  6. ^ Simonič, Ivan. 1935. "Kočevarji v luči krajevnih in ledinskih imen." Glasnik Muzejskega društva za Slovenijo 16: 61–81 and 106–123, p. 81.
  7. ^ Allgemeine Forst und Jagdzeitung no. 58. 1882, p. 208.
  8. ^ Kundegraber, Maria. 1991. "Die deutsche Sprachinsel Gottschee im 19. Jahrhundert." Etnolog. Nova vrsta 1:82–120, pp. 84, 107. (in German)
  9. ^ Ciglar, Milan. 1976. Untersuchungen über die Folgen der Entvölkerung einer waldreichen Kulturlandschaft, dargestellt am Beispiel des Gottscheer Landes: ein Beitrag zur Quantifizierung einer Kulturlandschaft als Grundlage für die Raum- und Landschaftsplanung. Doctoral dissertation. Freiburg: Author, p. 201.

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