First settlements on the territory of present day city area were mentioned in 1750. There were two villages (Romankovo and Kamenskoe) on this territory. The villages were the part of Zaporizhian Cossacks lands. In 1897, the settlement received the town status. It was known as Kamenskoye (Kamianske).
In 1936, the city was renamed in honor of Felix Dzerzhinsky (Bolshevik secret police founder). Leonid Brezhnev (well-known Soviet leader) was born and raised in this city.
Kamianske city, Ukraine guide