The first written mention about village is from the year 1317 when the king Karl Robert
donated it together with other villages to the Earls Drughet for their loyal services.
The last owner of the village was the Earl Gejza Andrassy.
It is situated between the districts Humenné and Snina, 8km to the east of the district
town. In the south above the village there is the Vihorlat mountain, from the north
flows the Cirocha river. Through the middle flows the Kamenica brook which takes water
from the northern slopes of the Vihorlat to the Cirocha.
In the year 1933 the State Administration took large forest and field territories from
the former Earl Gejza Andrassy and in the village was founded an independent
Administration of military forest companies which is connected with construction of a
saw-mill existing to present-day. Wood for this saw-mill was transported by a narrow-gauge
In the village there was built a military camp airport used by the Slovak national
aeroclub. This club organises the airdays in July with an opportunity of view flights.
There is a seat of an agricultural cooperative.
Points of interest, remarkables and rarities
Village has its own coat-of-arms created according to seal from the 19th century.
Coat-of-arms of the village is composed of: in white field of this shield two green trees
with brown trunk growing out from a green soil on both sides, in the middle of the field
there are two parts of plough of black colour, located opposite each other in vertical
Castle from 18.Century
To the cultural monuments belong the Monastery from the 18th century, the Roman-Catholic
Church from 1782, in the middle of the village the Monument for dead soldiers during
the World War II., protected trees - a sycamore in a park and a lime-tree near the
1 km to the south of the village there is the Children´s camp Lesík where you can be
accomodated - eighty places, all-day catering with walking-tours into surrounding nature
and in the winter time is a ski-lift in operation.
Refreshment and restaurants: Pod Orechom, Emilly, Dama, Drienova pub.
In the village there is a private bakery baking cakes which is famous all over the