KÜTAHYA, GEDİZ, AKÇAALAN VILLAGE (Eski Gediz District)
COUNTY IN GEDIZ / KUTAHYA
SHORT HISTORY OF AKÇAALAN TOWN
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.
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.
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.
HISTORY OF ITS TIME
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
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.
War of Independence our town tookj part actively. Many people from our town
joined to the war.
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.
comparison with other towns, it looks like a city. Activities of environmental
arregemants and planting tees have been continuing.
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.