Dakudava, Belarus

53°48' 25°31'

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compiled by Ellen Sadove Renck from the sources at the bottom of the page Dakudava(Belorussian spelling), Dokudovo(Russian spelling), Dokudowo (Polish spelling)

and the dependent villages of Mikulicze, Olchowka, Pudzin, and Wasilewicze

Village, center of its village government in Lida district, on the bank of the river Neman, twenty-five kilometers from Lida. 1995 population: 770 people living in 334 houses.

Dokudovo was known before the second half of the fourteenth century as a Grand Principality property. In 1392, there was a war between Great Lithuanian Principality Grand Duke Votovt and Duke Korobut Algerdovich near Dokudovo. In 1436, Kuchuk owned the village. In the beginning of the sixteenth century it was owned by Kishki. Close to 1513, in accordance with the agreement of Barbara Kishchanka, the estate of Dakudovo became her husband's property. Her husband was the Governor of Grodno, Yuri Radzivil. The Catholic church was built there in 1533.

In 1669, Dokudovo was mestechko (small city) in Lida povet. In seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the Calvinist Zbor took place there. In 1763, there were thirty-seven houses. In 1795, Dokudovo belonged to the Russian Empire. In 1809, there were thirty-four houses and a church there. In the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries, the village was the volostj center in Lida povet of Vilna guberniya and was the property of Radzivil.

In 1886, there were 378 people, twenty-eight houses, a church, a school, and a tavern. In the beginning of the twentieth century, 566 people lived there. In 1915 and during the World War I, the German Army occupied the territory. In 1919, the Red Army and Polish troops occupied it. In 1921, Dakudava belongs to Poland in Lida powiat of Novogrudok voevodstvo as a miasteczko (small city or town) and a wies (village) and gmina (town). The justice of the peace was in Lida and the justice court in Wilno. The post office and telegraph were in Dokudowo and the telephone in Lida or Iwje k. Lidy. The 1928 population was 654. The railway was twenty-one km. away in Niemen. Center of village government, Dokudowo had one Greek Orthodox church.

Beginning 1939, Dokudowo belonged to the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. Beginning in 1940, it is the center of a rural government union. During the World War II, 1941 to 1944, it was occupied by the German fascists [Nazis].
In 1970, there were 375 people living in 153 houses. Center of collective farm "Iskra", Dokudowo has a secondary school, a kindergarten, a club, a post-office, two shops, and a church. Architectural monuments: two settlements, one dating from the sixth to eighth centuries and another from the eleventh through twelfth centuries.

Sachenka, B.I. [editor], Encyclopedia of the History of Belarus. Minsk: 1996. Volume 3, p. 195. Ksiega Adresowa Handlowa, Warszawa Bydgoszcz 1929

In 1928, Dokudowo was designated as a miasteczko (small city) in the First Uchastok, Lida powiat, Nowogrodskie voevodstvo of Poland. The Justice of the Peace was in Lida and the Justice Court in Wilno. The 1928 population was 502. The railway station (train stop for limited transports) was nine kilometers away in Minojty/Minoyty/Minjty (at 53º48’ 25º22’) (see Honczary) on the Grodno-Mosty line. The post office and telephone were in Dokudowo and telegraph in Lida. Dokudowo was the community council office with one Orthodox church.

Ksiega Adresowa Handlowa, Warszawa Bydgoszcz 1929

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