The village is located in the Lower Jesenik, about 15 km from the town Bruntál, neighboring cities and municipalities of Horní Benešov, Leskovec nad Moravicí, Bohdanovice and Svobodné Heřmanice. The village is situated at an altitude of 473 m.
Area: 1230 ha
Population: 230 (25.3. 2010)
The village was founded in 1253. It was a monastic village near Benešov. From 1 January 1978 to 23 November 1990 were Staré Heřminovy part of village Horni Benešov. In the autumn of 1474 the village was burned. The houses stood on both sides of the creek in two rows, the courts farmhouse were separated from one another. The houses were very massive, a court has belonged to them. Near the courts were stables and barns. Both sides of the village lined forest.
In 20 century was a lot of fires and natural disasters. In 1914, burned down a barn with a shed. Two years later, burnt out shop and warehouse of businessman Pitsch. Over the next three years burned dwelling house and farm buildings of two local people. In 1920, burned down cowshed. A strong storm broke trees and turned the carts. Also burned a shed with wood. In 1923, it wasn't rain. This was followed by a huge drought and crop failure. In 1928 a terrible hurricane hit the region. In the Staré Heřminovy damages were so high that cattle had to be sold. In later years, even hail hit the village and several fires.
Staré Heřminovy were purely agricultural village. In 1889 was founded a club called Obručářská checkout. At the end of the 19th century, agriculture used only simple tools. Farmers planted crops by hand, used sickles and later replace them with scythes. After 1900 into the village came first harvester. In 1901 former businessman Hanke had founded a first dairy. Fourteen years later, the dairy was closed. From 1920 to 1945 local producers imported milk to a dairy farm cooperative in Svobodné Heřmanice.
In the village was developed mainly agricultural production, which continues to this day. Most people go to work outside the village.
Historical buildings, monuments and sights
Church of Sts. Wenceslas (originally a wooden chapel)
Memorial at the cemetery wall (year 1920) to honor the memory of standing and fallen heřminovské people
Czechs chapel or Sandler's chapel and other
Notable natives and personality
Wilhelm Türk (1871 - 1916) - doctor, university professor in Vienna, known by the discovery of white blood cells
Regular cultural and social events
Competition for young firefighters, meetings of all generations, events for children - Children's Day, Christmas Party, the May events, etc.