KARAPINAR FARM

Karapınar farm is located in Vaysal Village, 44 km north of Edirne province, 17 km from Lalapaşa district. Vaysal is the border village with Bulgaria. The economy of Vaysal, a Balkan village, is based on agriculture and animal husbandry.

According to the Ottoman Archives of the Prime Ministry, Karapinar farm was given by II. Mahmut to Dagdeviren family in exchange for sipahi collecting and horse rearing. In 1812, II. Mahmut decided to eliminate lawndowners beacu. Ahmet ve Mehmet Agha were executed after the pilgrimage return. The farm was confiscated in 1818.

The farm, which was put up for sale in 1820, was purchased by Hacı Mehmet Kamil Agha, who is Ahmet Agha’s son, for 3350 kurus and 65 kurus is given to the treasury as a tax. The sale of the farm was approved by II. Mahmut.

To buy wood and trees in Thrace, the villagers were coming to Karapinar Farm, which is 90000 acres in size.

In Karapınar, animal husbandry was also carried out and during the winter months, shelters were rented to an ethnic group called ‘Karakaçanlar’ who lived in the Balkans with nomadic livestock.

With the successful management of Şevket Bey, Karapınar has been an important source of income for the Dağdeviren Family. Şevket Dağdeviren brought wood and fattening car from Karapınar and sold it in Edirne.

The farm, a significant part of which was within the borders of Bulgaria, lost its monetary value with the nationalization of forests.

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