Much shining Northern war in 1708-1709 years has brought to the city dwellers. The swedes have plundered many enclosing villages. Acting against an enemy, the local population organized partizan groups.
The economic development Bohodukhiv was promoted it by a favourable geographical position - here passed a large path, which connected large cities Kharkiv and Okhtyrka. With 1681 for a 1765 Bohodukhiv was hundreds centre of the Okhtyrka cossak shelf.
Chief business of the population was agriculture. Also developed different crafts.
The significant social-economic modifications have taken place in Bohodukhiv in an extremity XVIII and in the beginning XIX centuries.
Population grew rather fast. 6154 persons lived at a 1787 in Bohodukhiv - then already important city Kharkiv guberny -. In the beginning XIX centuries here were totalled 3959 inhabitants only of man's kind, handicraftsmen and other townspeople.