LOCAL HISTORY

Seven generations since 1844

The farm name Skarsböle consists of two parts. Skars which likely originates from the old male name Skari, and böle which in the past meant ”far- away pasture”.

Local farms with names ending with –böle were most likely established in the 10th or 11th century, after the Swedish christian crusades to our country. Finland became part of the Swedish- Finnish kingdom, which existed until 1809. After that, Finland became a selfregulating region of the Russian kingdom, but finally declared independency in 1917, as the Republic of Finland.

Close the farm you find first signs of human activity 3000-3500 years ago, when the region was still archipelago after the ice age period. Stone structure remainings can be found on high hills in the forests next to the fields. They are often collapsed grave constructions of stones, most likely built by boat culture representants.