Gubbhögen is situated in "Strömsunds Kommun", in the
swedich country Jämtland. It lies
ca. 50km from Strömsund,
for a map
The village is next to the Flåsjö, a wide lake with lots of fish,
in drinking water-quality.
The countryside is dominated of
forrests and lots of small lakes. Fishermen, mushroom -
and berrypickers will
love this place.
Number of inhabitants: 42 people, 10 cats, 13 dogs and
an indefinite amount of moose,
bears , lynx and other forrestinhabitants.
The people of Gubbhögen run non-commercially a beautiful
Gubbhögen in the past:
The village was first mentioned at 1746, at this time
underthe name Sörby / Söderbyn.
Later the name changed to Högen/ Söderhögen.
Around 1771 the name gubbhögen was established.
Gubbhögen means translatet: old mans hill. It´s not
clear how the name was founded
- one history is, that there was a rock nearthe
lake that looked alike an old man, but such
a rock does not exist today.
Ca. 1948 the village had to change the name into
Högbynäs, because there postoffice
mixed up the name Gubbhögen with other
villages, and the post was never deliverd right.
Round 1985 the name changed back to Gubbhögen.
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