Schwarzdamm (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland)

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Schwarzdamm (now known as Czarna Grobla, Poland)
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Schwarzdamm (also known as Schwarztam, Schwartzdamm, and Schwartz Tamer; now known as Czarna Grobla; coordinates: 54.1097, 19.25 [54° 6′ 34″ N, 19° 15′ 0″ E]; population in 1905, 98) is located approximately 11 kilometers (7 miles) south-west of Elbląg (Elbing), 15 km (9 miles) south-east of Nowy Dwór Gdański (Tiegenhof), and 15 km (9 miles) north-east of Malbork (Marienburg).

Schwarzdamm was established in 1600 and was a part of the Elbląg estate. Until 1772 the village was located in what was known as Royal Prussia (also known as Polish Prussia) in the Kingdom of Poland. The First Partition of Poland in 1772 resulted in the creation of a new province in 1773, called West Prussia, in which Schwarzdamm was located. Schwarzdamm was situated in the district (Kreis) of Elbing until the end of World War I, when it came under the jurisdiction of the German province of East Prussia. In 2013 Schwarzdamm (now Czarna Grobla) was a settlement in the administrative district of Gmina Gronowo Elbląskie, within Elbląg County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.

The Prussian census of 1776 lists three Mennonite families in Schwarzdamm with the following surnames: Albrecht, Penner, and Wiebe. In 1885, the village had 220 hectares of land, 18 houses, and 103 residents.


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Map:Czarna Grobla, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published February 2013

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