Saint Wenceslas' Oak, Stochov, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 08.953 E 013° 57.776
33U E 425907 N 5555735
Quick Description: Saint Wenceslas' Oak in Stochov
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/2/2013 2:12:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMH0J3
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 31

Long Description:
Stochov is a town in the Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic.

Stochov is mentioned for the first time in 1316. It used to be a small village until the second half of 20th century, when a large housing estate was built west of Stochov to accommodate the increasing number of people working in coal mines in the Kladno area in the 1950s and 1960s. Subsequently, Stochov gained town status in 1967.

According to legend, Saint Wenceslas (The Czech Premyslid Prince, patron of the Czech lands) was born in Stochov and his grandmother Saint Ludmila then planted an oak tree to commemorate this event. The aged and half withered oak tree, estimated to be about 1 000 years old and called Saint Wenceslas' Oak (Svatováclavský dub), is the main sight of the town.
Historic Event:
birth of Saint Wenceslas

Year: 903

Species: Oak

Approximate Age: 1100

Location: Stochov, Czech Republic

Website: Not listed

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