Number after village name in 1800's Bohemia possibly house number?

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I am doing research on my ancestor, Martin Klouda who according to a cousin and nephew was born near Doleny, Klatovy district, Pilzin Region in Bohemia. I find our family name listed in research and find a number behind "Doleny". Would anyone know if that would be a house number or something else? Thank you.
in Genealogy Help by Cliff Klouda G2G Crew (700 points)
retagged by Maggie N.
Yes, it is a house number. All houses in Austrian villages had to have numbers. Sometimes if a house was demolished for some reason, its number could be used on a new house, so they weren't really consecutive street numbers.

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Without seeing the record, I would guess that it is the house number following the village name. If you want to post a link here in this thread, I can double-check the record for you.
by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (1,000k points)
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Czech house numbers were ordered by Archduchess Maria Theresia in 1770 and implemented in 1770–1771. The series was given successively as the soldiers went through the settlement describing houses with numbers. Thereafter, every new house was allocated the next number sequentially, irrespective of its location. Most villages still use their original number series from 1770–1771. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_numbering#Czech_Republic_and_Slovakia
by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (552k points)

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