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San Giuseppe Jato (Palermo Province) is a hill town, 30 km. from Palermo, alt. 463 m., in the valley of the River Jato, to the back of Monte Jato, area 29.5 sq. km., pop. over 9,700, post-code 90048, tel. 091. Agricultural economy.

On the South face of Monte Jato, East of the modern town, stood the Elymian city of Iaitas or Ietae, Hellenized in the 6th century BC. The city was conquered by the Romans in 250 BC, after which it declined, being gradually abandoned from the 7th century AD until an Arab settlement grew on the same site. It was destroyed by Frederick II in 1246. The present town was founded in 1779 by Giuseppe Beccadelli Bologna on the site. A landslide destroyed two-thirds of the town in 1838.

Churches (Monreale Diocese) include the following:
Maria SS. della Provvidenza (Chiesa Madre, historic)
Anime Sante (historic)
San Francesco di Paola (historic)
SS. Redentore e San Nicolo di Bari

Families researched in these records include the following:

Links to other sites about San Giuseppe Jato include:
Ancient Sicily
San Giuseppe Jato Photos
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes
Sicily Web
Sicilian Net

My latest book on CD is titled Sicily - A Reference for Researchers and is now available. With a file for each town (plus many other files), it relates the history of Sicily as reflected in the photos, records and festivals of its towns. It contains over 2500 text and photo files and can be ordered at CD order.

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