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Mieszkow is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Jarocin, within Jarocin County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland. It lies approximately 7 kilometres north of Jarocin and 57 km south-east of the regional capital Poznan.

In 1891 owner of Mieszków was Wladyslaw Taczanowski.
With the invasion of Poland and the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, Mieszkow was occupied by Nazi Germany. It was renamed Halbstadt and then Mühlenfelde. The town was administered as part of the district or county (kreis) of Jarotschin within the Reichsgau Wartheland. Following the arrival of the Red Army in January 1945 and the end of the war, it became part of the People's Republic of Poland.

The Church of St. Lawrence in Mieszków - a Roman Catholic parish church in the village, the former city of Mieszkow, in the Jarocin commune, in the Jarocin poviat, in the Greater Poland Voivodeship.
It is a late-Baroque building, made of brick, plastered, built in 1767. It was founded by the owner of the city, Ludwik Hersztopski. The tower is located at the west elevation and has three floors. The church's furnishings include two side altars in the Rococo style from the 18th century and a Baroque crucifix in the new altar. The pulpit and baptismal font, decorated with atlantic sculptures, come from the second half of the eighteenth century. On the wall of the temple are placed epitaphs in honor of Ludwik Herstopski - the founder of the city and deputy W³adys³aw Taczanowski.

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