Established at the base of Bánkő Hill, the village is another one of the small settlements in the Nivegy valley. It lies surrounded by tended vine hills and 80 acres of unbroken woodland. In the elder days, the whole valley was royal domain populated by royal people. The first written reference to Szentjakabfa can be found in a charter from 1306. It was burnt down by the Turks in 1548 and stood desolate from 1553. A slow repopulation started in 1753 when the bishop had roman catholic settlers... tovább brought over from Bavaria. The local government formed following the change of regime was transformed into a german minority local government with the purpose of preserving the traditions of the village and relaying the exemplary virtues of the ancestors.
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