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Cemetery chapel of the Zamoyski family at the parish cemetery
Kamionka [kaˈmjɔnka] is a town in Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Kamionka. It lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) west of Lubartów and 26 km (16 mi) north of the regional capital Lublin. The village has a population of 1,800.
A village which used to be a town and still retains the grid layout of streets. This layout makes the village different from most local villages which usually consist of a ribbon development along one road. The first mention of the village came in 1450, and it received its town rights in the late 15th century - which it held until 1863. In 1531 the current parish church: was built, replacing an earlier wooden church: from 1459. The wooden church had been a Protestant church: for a while after 1570. In the 18th century the village was famous for linen, but it had a poor location for trading. To the north of the village is a large wood of coniferous trees. There is also a small settlement consisting of two farmsteads at the edge of a large wood, 2 km to the north, with the same name.
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