“What a beauty of our Usėnai,
You will feel it for sure,
A small Veržė stream flows here,
The village surrounded by heath...
Come to, come to Usėnai,
We’ll wade in a dew of meadows
And you’ll see, maybe Your little heart
Will find here Your second part in life.”
(a passage from Usėnai anthem)
Passing through Usėnai, the memorial ensemble of Spindles, made of 12 oak sculptures, attracts people’s eyes. They were built in 1976 in the place, where the fierce battles of the World War II took place. In Usėnai Eldership you can see the scenic natural coast of the Nemunas River, which is flooded in spring, the impressive Galzdonai Botanical and Pleinė Thermology reserves. There are 23 Evangelic Lutheran old cemeteries, and the natural monuments of the huge Kavoliai and Stremeniai Oaks in the eldership.
In Usėnai Eldership, the poet-painter – Aldona Gustas – was born in Karceviškiai village; the member of the Europe Parliament Zigmantas Balčytis spent his youth in Žemaitkiemis village; and the president of the Association of Amateurs Runners in Lithuania Romas Bernotas lived in Usėnai.
Usėnai Eldership was established in 1995.
In 2005, near the office of Usėnai Eldership the community has built the monument made of wood (lith. stogastulpis), which marks the 220 years of the first mention of Usėnai name.
The Coat of arms of Usenai eldership.