Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sweet Home Brzozów?

"Sweet home Brzozów
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet Home Brzozów
Lord, I'm coming home to you"

as sung by Lynyrd Skynyrdski

Brzozów County (Polish: powiat brzozowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Subcarpathian Voivodeship, south-eastern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and only town is Brzozów, which lies 38 kilometres (24 mi) south of the regional capital Rzeszów.

Brzozów was founded in 1359, Brzozów took on the name of an earlier, adjacent settlement of the 14th century, which gradually over time came to be known as Stara Wieś (Old Village). A large Jesuit Basilica and Monastery, built in 1760, is found in Stara Wieś. Queen Mary donated Brzozów and four other villages to the Bishops of Przemysl in 1384. From the middle 14th to the early 19th centuries, the Bishops of Przemysl resided principally at Brzozów.

Actually I'm pretty sure my grandfather was from Lódz, but cool anyway.

Brzozów - widok z lotu ptaka na rynek - Brzozów - oficjalne strony miasta - Start

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