Kreminets' (in Ukrainian it means "a little
flint") is a town on high hill over the Ikva
river. First it was mentioned in a chronicle of 1223.
Once there was an unassailable fortress on a steep
Bona hill, which was managed to be taken over by the
Cossacks of Maksym Krivonis only with deception. There
was a collegium at Bogoyavlens'kyi Monastery (Monastery
of the Epiphany) in Kreminets, the program of which
was not inferior to the one of Vienna University.
A Polish poet Juliusz Slowacki lived and studied here.