A town on the Płońsk Upland. The seat of the commune office. Ok. 3100 inhabited.
Mentioned in the 14th century. as Drobnino. In July 1410 r. The main Polish-Lithuanian-Ruthenian forces led by King Władysław Jagiełło, participating in the expedition to the Teutonic Knights, stopped for a stop. In half. XV w. (according to other sources, in 1511 r.) were granted city rights, then followed by a period lasting until the mid-17th century. heyday. W 1863 r. active activity of insurgent units in Drobin and its vicinity. W 1869 r. there was a loss of city rights. A slight economic recovery took place at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. During World War I, battles between Russian and German units took place near Drobin. During the Polish-Bolshevik war 15 of August 1920 r. near Drobin, a Polish branch consisting of 8 armored cars fought a two-hour battle with 157 i 158 Bolshevik regiments. During World War II, the Nazis exterminated the entire Jewish population of Drobin. They also established a penal labor camp for approx. 200 prisoners. W 1994 r. Drobin regained town rights. Wojciech Kryski came from Drobin (ok. 1530-62) – MP and skillful diplomat of King Zygmunt August, one of the heroes of Łukasz Górnicki's "Dworzanin", and also Feliks Kryski (1562-1618) – writer and diplomat at the court of King Sigismund III Vasa.
The urban layout with a large rectangular market square has been preserved.
Parish Church. pw. Our Lady of the Rosary and St.. Stanislaus the Bishop, brick masonry, built around 1477 r., rebuilt approx. 1780 r. (m.in. demolition of the tower), indoor, gothic–neobarokowy. On the right side of the chancel, there is a two-story one, triple renaissance tombstone of Paweł Kryski, his wife Anna Szreńska and their son Wojciech – envoy of King Zygmunt August. It is the earliest triple tombstone in Poland with two sitting figures of parents placed in recesses and a lying figure of a deceased son. These figures refer to some sculptures by Michelangelo. On the left side of the presbytery there is a baroque tombstone of Stanisław Kryski, his wife Małgorzata née Uchański and their son Piotr. In the main altar there is a painting of St.. Stanislaus (238 on 153 cm) painted by Wojciech Gerson in 1894 r., obscured by the image of Our Lady of the Rosary. Inside, there are also paintings by other Warsaw painters from the end of the 19th century.: Kazimierz Alchimowieża (Heart of Jesus), Xawerego Pillatiego (st. Anthony of Padua) and Henryk Piątkowski (Holy Trinity). Next to the church, there is a brick belfry from the end of the 19th century.
At the Roman Catholic cemetery there is a brick cemetery chapel from the end of the 19th century., grave of Polish soldiers who died in September 1939 r.
Jewish cemetery, the. Sierpecka 54. Fenced, neglected, few tombstones have survived.
Brick inn with 2 half. XIX w.
The wooden manor house of 1 half. XIX w. situated to the south. from the market, surrounded by the remains of a landscape park with an ash avenue.
Koźlak windmill with approx. 1900 r.
On the fire station building a plaque commemorating the functioning here in 1940-43 labor camp, through which it passed close 7000 people.