ȘAPARTOC

Șapartoc, the commune of Albești (Jud. Mureș) once counted about 800 inhabitants and covered an area of 800 ha, hay, arable land, forest, pasture, vineyards and orchards. It is located at a distance of only 12 km from Sighișoara Municipality (of which 9 km from this distance is on the municipality's land and only 2 km on the land of artapartoc village) and 7 km from the current communal residence, Alba (on a border road without stone, as opposed to the one from the territory of Sighișoara). The locality was a small settlement of about 150-160 families, both Romanians and Hungarians. The name that comes from the Hungarian language (Sárpatak, in the translation “The muddy stream”, in German Scharpendorf), clearly tells you that it is difficult to get here, on impractical roads during bad weather. Documentary certificate from 1231, named Sarpotoc, was founded by Saxon guests, knowing maximum development at the beginning of the 20th century: by 1900, the village was in full development, with 618 inhabitants, of whom 352 were Hungarians, 247 Romanians , 11 Jews and 8 Saxons. 247 were Orthodox, 202 Roman Catholic, 137 Reformed, 11 Mosaic, 7 Evangelical, etc. In 2002, the village had 43 inhabitants, 29 Hungarians and 14 Romanians, and in 2011, only 26 people were counted. Still alive testimony of the multicultural village, with three churches of different denominations, the Priesthood was named by many the most unpolluted village in Europe.   What you can do in Șapartoc: · The Orthodox Church from 1764 · Roman Catholic Church · Reformed Church · A visit to Radu de Șapartoc, a young local, who is stubborn to take the village further- radu3050ro @ yahoo. com   + "more details":   People reach Șapartoc with difficulty, on a forest road passing through a magnificent hornbeam and beech forest. At the exit of the forest, after leaving the last houses in Sighisoara, you easily reach the Vulcan Cross, the intersection of the (dirt) road between Vulcan and Sighisoara with the one towards Șapartoc, guarded by a trunk so old that nobody knows who and when he did it.   Certified over 777 years ago, Șapartocul was a model for the multicultural village, proof being also the three churches, Romanian Orthodox with an age attested by one of the existing bells and today from 1696 and by a Holy Gospel from 1723, printed in Bucharest "With the blessing of Kir Danila, Metropolitan of the whole Romanian Country"; two churches of Catholic and Calvinist confession, built, the first in the middle century. in the 19th century, 1857, and the second in 1930; two parish houses; two schools, one state and one former Catholic confessional.