1. General IntroductionIn
Geumsan Buri Sutong Village, 54 families, 133 people are settled
as residents. It is a village where people with same surnames live
in. First, surname 쁂heongju Han?settled down, and followed by
the people of surname 쁇aepyeong Gil? It is surrounded by eight
mountains of South Chungcheong Province, including the highest Mt.
Seodae(904m), Mt. Cheontae, Mt. Seongchi, and more.The nature is
well preserved in northeast of the village, so it has good portion
of a green tract of land, scenery is great, and quite, little down
which seems like it is surrounded by Mt. Yanggak.When you drive
along Guemgang River, you get to taste beautiful sceneries, and
with small and bigger villages, the atmosphere is graceful.
It was originally under Geumsan-gun Budong-myeon. Title of this
village used to be Dopa-ri (1789), Dopa/Sutong until 1914 and now
it is read Sutong-ri. Now it is composed of two 쁱i셲 of Sutong-ri
Village in southwest of Dopa-dong is called Sutonggol or Sutung.
Right in front of the village, there flows Geumgang River. On east
side of the village, there is a rock with high cliff along the river.
It is called Jeokbyeok and the river in front is called Jeokbyeok
River. If you take the road from Guemsan-eup to Sutong-ri, it ends
in Sutonggol It is called as Sutonggol or Sutong since it is located
in village with Geumgan River right beside. It used to be a village
where people escaped to from the disturbance of war and it is also
where people with the surname of 쁇aepyeong Gil?live. On its
north, it meets Buri-myeon Yemi-ri/Eojae-ri and on its east, it
meets with Muju-eup Naedo-ri. On its south, it meets Bangwoo-ri,
and on west, Buri-myeon Hyeonnae-ri/Yemi-ri.
1) History Village
In Chosun Dynasty, it was under Geumsan-gun Budong-myeon, and
since it was located on west of 쁍urijae?hill facing Cheonbuk
Muju-gun Muju-eup, it was called Nurijae Eojae. And in 1914, by
administrative district integration, it was integrated with part
of Hwa-ri of Bubuk-myeon and then later, it came under Buri-myeon
Nuriaje ?Village north of Apsugol is called Nurijae or Eojae.
For this village located rightbelow the mountain, runrise is late
and it takes longer time to travel other region. That셲 why people
in this village is said to have carefree and patient character.
In old days, thee were 130 houses, where families of surname 쁉ang셪ived,
but now the number has gone down to 70.
Apsu- It is located in deep south of Eojae Village. It셲 called
Apsugok or Apsugol, and since many migratory birds such as wild
gooses and ducks gather in the winder, the village is called Apsu,
Apsugok or Apsugol. In 1940s, mining town was constructed in this
region, so it is the first town to be established in Buri-myeon.
Neutinamugol is in north of Apsu Village. It flourished when
mining industry was present in 1940s. Now, only the house site is
In Chosun Period, since there was Geumgang River in front, it
was called Sutong, Songcheon, Dopa and etc. It was originally under
Budong-myeon in Chosun Period, but after the administrative district
integration in 1914, together with Sutong and Dopari, it was incorporated
Located below Geokbyeok along Geumgang River, it is cozy town.
People with surname of 쁂heongju Han?settled down here and after
that, some other people stayed here but no evident. It was called
as Sutonggol, Sutong for its river. Now, total of 12 surnames live
in this town.
It is located in north of Sutong Village, along Geumgang River.
Until 1970, people had to corss the river riding on ferries. The
name 쁃opa?originated from its waves from Geumgang River. It
is also called as Songcheon, which means a river flowing through
the forest full of pine trees.
In Chosun Dynastic period, Kim Jong-hwan, the brother of the
famous General Kim Jong-seo, was banished and died here, when the
King betrayed his brother.