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Drochlin, Silesian Voivodeship

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Drochlin
Village
Drochlin
Drochlin
Coordinates: 50°43′N 19°38′E / 50.717°N 19.633°E / 50.717; 19.633
CountryPoland Poland
VoivodeshipSilesian
CountyCzęstochowa County
GminaLelów
Population
600
Church in Drochlin
Church in Drochlin

Drochlin [ˈdrɔxlin] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Lelów, within Częstochowa County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland.[1] It lies approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) north of Lelów, 38 km (24 mi) east of Częstochowa, and 69 km (43 mi) north-east of the regional capital Katowice.

The first mention of this village occurred in 1373-74. During the Middle Ages the village belonged to the capital of Poland at that time, Kraków. There is a parish church named Parafia Matki Boskiej Częstochowskiej (Our Lady of Częstochowa). The original church, Saints Phillip and James, was made of wood and existed since 1470. After an unknown destruction, the next was built in 1728. That church had, from a bird's eye view, the shape of a cross. That church lasted until 1958, when it was demolished for structural reasons. Head priest Władysław Zachariasz oversaw its rebuild that lasted until 1967 and used light reddish-orange medium sized exterior bricks. A similar wooden church still exists and can be seen in the neighboring village of Podlesie.

In the early 1970s there was a fire in the northwestern portion of the village. There a villager discovered an object that was later confirmed by archeology professors from the Jagiellonian_University Kraków. The object was a Roman Denarius dating from Hadrian's rule, 119-30 AD.

Currently the village has a population of approximately 600 people. There is one grocery store, which appears to be the only source of commerce. This indicates that the residents prefer peace and quiet over the noise of the commercial services offered by neighboring villages of Koniecpol and Lelów. The previously mentioned north-west portion of the village was paved with asphalt, the first layer being laid approximately April 23, 2021 and the next and final layer before the long May weekend (May 1-3). A crushed limestone shoulder was completed during the first week of May 2021. Street sings, including a stop sign and signs indicating the main route and side streets, were added between May 10-13, 2021. During the late winter and early spring of 2021 a sidewalk on the south side of the village was extended to almost reach another village shrine and ultimately the parish cemetery. On May 9, 2021 within a 1.9 km stretch between Drochlin and Koniecpol to the north along route 794, there were 3 stork nests and 5 storks visible.


References

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.


Coordinates: 50°43′N 19°38′E / 50.717°N 19.633°E / 50.717; 19.633


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