CIRC: Stara Lubovna Print

Also see Presov. US Commission No. SLCE000035

Circ is located in Stara Lubovna, W of Bardejov. The isolated suburban hillside between fields and woods has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing private property, access is open to all via a broken masonry wall and no gate. 20-100 19th/20th century marble and sandstone gravestones, all in original location, are flat shaped tombstones with Hebrew inscriptions. The property is used for waste dump or abandoned [unclear]. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Private visitors stop rarely. There are no threats. In 1994, a gypsy from a tavern led us to the cemetery where tombstones have been reused as pathways, thresholds, etc. We uncovered what we could in a short time, but many tombstones were unreachable with the tools available. Names seen included Gellerman. The tomb of the town mohel, Naphtali haLevi Ehrlich, was there in 1994. The cemetery is outside of the town proper, on the right side of the road. One stone is barely visible from the road. You cross a little stream and climb a hill in order to reach a drywall fence, which seems to mark the outer boundary of the cemetry. From its appearance, I would say that the cemetery has been abandoned since 1938-39. Source: Lenni Kramer, Woodmere, NY 11598

burial list [January 2010]

January 2009:

Map of Village

History of Village: The name of the village was Cžirož (1773) and Čirč (1920); Hungarian: Csircs, Csércs....In the 16 th century the village Čirč was a property a Kamenica County, the hunting district of the king. Starayovci owned the village. In 1557 the castle Kamenica was beaten up by czarist armies. This area was given to Detre, the son of the family in 127é from the king Stefan V. The last owner was the family of the nobleman Tárczay and Dessewffy from the 16 th century. Source: Vlastivedný slovník obcí na Slovensku, 1 st part

The village Čirč is located near the border with Poland on the main road from Bardejov to Stará Ľubovňa. The village is situated on the northwestern part of Čergovske Mountains (Čergovského pohoria) in valley of the Soliská creek in altitude about 505 metrov AMSL. The bounds in located mostly in lower highlands. In the village are brown, forest, sporadically acid and carbonate soils. In the forest are mainly spruce and beech trees.

Photos of Village

Village Čirč

Erb Čirč Address: Phone:
00 421 52 428 51 61-3
Obecný úrad Fax: 00 421 52 492 81 22
Čirč 208 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
065 42 Čirč

Region: Prešovský
District: Stará Ľubovňa
Micro region: Šarišský
Inhabitants: 1173
Area: 2019 ha
First paper reference: in year 1773
Mayor: Ján Labaš
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2010 11:51