Villages Dub, Heřmanice, Janovice, Jičina, Palačov, Petřkovice, Starojická Lhota and Vlčnov are administrative parts of Starý Jičín.
It was first mentioned in a written document in 1201. A castle called Gyczyn was built here in the late 12th or in the early 13th century, first mentioned in 1240. The name Gyczyn later evolved into Jiczyn, and after formation of Nový Jičín (lit. New Jičín) it became known as Starý Jičín (lit. Old Jičín).