In 1915, Germans occupied it. In 1921, Bakshty belonged to Oshmyanski pavet of Wilno voevodstvo of Poland. 1921, Bakshty was a weis (village) and gmina (rural administrative district roughly equal to a township) of Wolozyn uezd. In 1941, German troops occupied Bakshty. In 1944, the Red Army liberated it.
As of 1993, BAKSHTY was a village in Ivje region, situated on the river Berezina, forty kilometers from Ivje and twenty-five kilometers from the railway station at Yuratishki. The 1991 population was 3,055 with 1,455 houses. In 1991, Bakshty had a school, a House of Culture, a hospital, and a Monument to the Victims of Fascism (Nazis).
Slownik Geograficzny Krolestwa Polskiego: p. 85:
Bakszty, 1) gm. i ws., pow. Oszmianski, liczy 475 dymów., 3473 wlo c. ob. p?. Zarz?d gminy we wsi Baskzty. Gmina sk?ada si? z 3 okr?gow wiejskich: Bakszty, Grabowo, Dziewiergi liczy 52 wsi.
Bakszty, 1) rural administrative district and village, Oszmiany district, with 475 homesteads, 3,473 farmers/peasants, & inhabitants of both sexes. Management communes in the village of Bakshty. Rural administrative district composed of 3 rural districts: Bakszty, Grabowo, Dziewiergi -- 52 villages in all. [Translation thanks to Jan Sekta].
Sachenka, B.I. [editor], Encyclopedia of the History of Belarus. Minsk: 1993. Volume 1, p. 282.
Ksiega Adresowa Handlowa, Warszawa Bydgoszcz 1929
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