The name Strzegowo comes from the old Slavic name Strzegomir, which means the upholder of peace. Apart from this guarding role, the village performs also tourist functions. It is a perfect place for everyone wishing to rest and relax in the open air, far from the city’s hustle and bustle. Strzegowo Commune offers a lot of tourist attractions and monuments and is often visited by history enthusiasts.
Strzegowo is a small village in Mlawa County. The commune may boast of many interesting places to visit. Numerous are monuments of sacral architecture, like St. Anna Church in Strzegowo, St. Cross Church in Drogiszka, St. Nicklaus Church in Niedzborze, as well as cemeteries (for example a Jewish cemetery in Strzegowo) and necropolises from different historical periods. An unquestionable attraction of the commune is the Culture and History Centre called Kantor Mlynski. It is a modern educational and recreational centre with a roofed stage and places for an audience, a playground, a café and lapidarium.
Strzegowo is also a good starting point to the nearby bigger towns, like the county capital Mlawa, or even the capital of Poland – Warsaw.
Strzegowo, or actually Strzegowo-Osada (English: Strzegowo Settlement) is a small village located in the Masovian Voivodeship, in Mlawa County, by the country road no. 7. It is the seat of Strzegowo Commune and populated by approximately 8 thousand people.
The first records about Strzegowo are from 1349; however, more information about the place is from the 15th century. Then-owner of Strzegowo and neighbouring villages was Stanislaw from Strzegowo, who later named himself Strzegowski. In the 16th century the Strzegowskis’ property came into possession of the Mdzewski family. As a result of the first partition of Poland Strzegowo was joined to Prussia.
Before the Second World War many Jews lived in the village; they were mostly merchants and craftsmen. During the war Germans almost completely exterminated them. Strzegowo itself was destroyed. Even though there was no army infrastructure here, the village was bombed as many as three times. Graves of Poland defenders are located in the cemetery in Strzegowo and neighbouring villages.
After the war Strzegowo was rebuilt. In 2002 the Jewish cemetery was renovated and two years later solemnly opened.