Re: Minsk gubernia town - Chuty, Huta or Choota #belarus

Krzysztof Witaszek

 Huta (Huty) is a Polish word for the smelter or ironworks. There were hundreds of small villages with that name in the area where once was the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (before the partitions of Poland in the end of XVIIIc)    .
Look into the Geographic Dictionary of the Polish Kingdom (Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego) and you find four such villages in the Minsk area, in particular Ihumen  county. 
    (On the left bottom page)  
  (The dictionary was written in XIXc, I  don't know if it was ever translated into English)  
 Today's name for Ihumen is Chervyen  (Чэрвень) some 40 km east from Minsk.
There are other Huta's located  in Minsk Gubernia,  but more distant from Minsk.
Krzysztof Witaszek

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