In the stone is carved the coat of arms of the Counts Broel-Plāters and the date 1729 is marked. At this year Counts Plāters bought that estate and at the same time Krāslava got the status of a village. Stone was called in honour of the Polish king August II, who was visiting Krāslava in year 1729. It served as the village bordermark.
Augusta Street 12, Krāslava, Krāslavas nov., LV-5601
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55°53'48.1" N, 27°8'27.9" E
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Stone is 2.8 m long, and high - 0.7 m. There is the coat of arms of counts Platers family and years number 1729 on the stone sides. Count Platers bought Kraslavas estate in this year and Kraslava got rights of the small village. From the legend comes, that in 1729. in Kraslava came king August the Strong from Poland to hunt, who was sitiing on this stone, therefore stone has its name.