KÜTAHYA CITY, GEDİZ COUNTY, AKÇAALAN VILLAGE
AKÇAALAN COUNTY IN GEDIZ /
A SHORT HISTORY OF AKÇAALAN
is not certain but it is thought that our town has an old history and it was
existed in the time of Byzantium Empire and the foundation times of Otoman
Empire (1299). This is understood from the historical remnants.
We find the latest and clear information in the book of Ottoman Archives
Volume 1. the name of our town is ssen as akca-alan an it is found out
that it has at least 475 years of a history. In that book htere are a map of
Kutahya, nicknames, family lists and information in Ottoman Language.
The foundation and settlement oaf Akçaalan is not
exactly know. But recording to the information from the people in the town it
can be said that there was a disorganized settlement at the time of the foundatiın
years. The first settlement places ar Dakçaalanı, Madan Mountain, Çukurca.
Afterwards, it is said by the elderly people that
the town was widened after the Gediz earthquake in 1970 and settled to its ne
places without much demage. In addition, Deresevindik(Semikler) village was
moved to Akçaalan after the earthquake.
THE HISTORY OF ITS TIME
There are many rumours about where comes the name
of the town. According to these rumours; As the place where the town was
settlement is a white valleyn and there are white lands around it, the words AKÇA(White)
ana ALAN(Land) were joined and the name was formed.
to another rumour, many years ago Greeks occupied these land and Money(Akça),
and the flat land. They joined the words Akça and Land, and formed the name
We can say that many civilazations existed around
the town from the eartenware posts, stones, tiles and eartenware jars, also it
was encountered with foundation of old civilizations in some lands.
We dont have definite information about the content of the civilization an whşch period they belong to.
In War of Independence our town tookj part actively.
Many people from our town joined to the war.
During the war, at the time of Greek occupation, our
town was occupied for a month. After that, it moved to Çukurca and remained
there, when Greeks were in our town, Turkish rebels bothered then very much and
some rumours and legends were told about these.
In comparison with other
towns, it looks like a city. Activities of environmental arregemants and
planting tees have been continuing.
Population of the town is 2500 in winder, but
about 500 in summer as the citizens of our town are coming from other cities and
abroad for summer holiday.