Page for the village of Piekielnik, Poland (AKA Pekelnik, Slovakia and Piekielek, Hungary)

The village of Piekielnik was founded in the mid-1500's originally as Pekelnik, Orava county, Slovakia. It took its name from a nearby creek. The border change in 1920 made it part of Poland as it is today. When it began the people worked the peat bogs near the settlement which were later divided among the families and handed down from generation to generation. Beautiful St. Jakub's is the local Roman Catholic church on the hill today overlooking the town's 2100 inhabitants.

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