Release:2016, Vol. 2. №1
About the author:Andrey I. Pobezhimov, Cand. Sci. (Hist.), CEO, Ionik; email@example.com
Abstract:The Mekhrengsky camp of the Kargopolsky district was formed in the basin of the river Mekhrengi (length of 231 km), which is the right inflow of the river of Emtsa (the basin of the Northern Dvina), flowing from the South to the North and into the lower reach of the river Emtsa. By the middle of the XVI century there was a system of settlements which received administrative registration in the form of volosts and a volostok: Seltso, Tarasov churchyard, and Nikolsky churchyard. The article is devoted to the development of the Mekhrengsky camp’s territory at the beginning of the XVIII century and explaining the features of the rural settlements and country churchyards’. The description of country churchyards is provided as well as the number of villages and households (inhabited and empty) is defined and the reasons for households’ desolation at the beginning of the XVIII century are revealed.