Professional Researchers Tracing YOUR Genealogy

Santa Elisabetta (AG)

GenTracer Italian Research Sicilian History Italian Photos
Newsletter On-Site Italian Research Italian Links Italian Towns
Publications Next Trip Genealogy Links Maps
Researcher Jewish Italian Research Italian Records WWII POWs

Santa Elisabetta (Agrigento Province) is 21 km. from Agrigento, alt. 457 m., in the hilly region between the Rivers Platani and Salso, area 16.2 sq. km., pop. over 3300, post-code 92020, tel. 0922. Economy: agriculture (wheat, chick-peas, broad beans, almonds, tomatos, grapes); animal farming, building industry.

Founded in 1620 by Nicola Giuseppe Montaperto, it became a fief of the Bonanno family at the end of the 17th century, and then of the Lanzas.

It became an autonomous comune in 1955, when it ceased to be part of Aragona.

In Piazza San Carlo, colored ceramic panels show the production of bread. Behind the town, on Keli Hill, Sican tombs can be seen.

Churches (Agrigento Diocese) include the following:
Santo Stefano Protomartire (Chiesa Madre)

Links to other sites about Santa Elisabetta include:
Santa Elisabetta
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.

Order Italy Kathy Kirkpatrick

e-mail You can always reach me here!
© Kathy Kirkpatrick 1997-2008