The Town Hall
|Intercommunality||Région du val d'Armance|
|• Mayor (2009–2020)||Thierry Lorne|
|• Land1||25.49 km2 (9.84 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||38/km2 (98/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||10018 / 10130|
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Alsoniens or Alsoniennes.
Auxon is located some 22 kilometres (14 mi) south-west of Troyes and 22 km north-east of Saint-Florentin. Access to the commune is by Route nationale N77 from Villeneuve-au-Chemin in the west which passes just to the north of the village and continues north-east to Villery. The D374 comes from Maraye-en-Othe in the north, passes through the village, and continues to Ervy-le-Châtel in the south. The D1 road goes east from the D374 to Montigny-les-Monts. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of Sivrey, Vert, Courtelon, Roncenay, Les Croisettes, and La Coudre. The commune is mixed forest and farmland with especially large forests in the north.
The Armance forms the southern border of the commune as it flows west becoming the Armançon then following the Canal de Bourgogne to join the Yonne at Migennes. The Saussol flows south down the western side of the commune to join the Armance east of Ervy-le-Châtel. The Ru de Sivrey rises near Sivrey and flows south to join the Saussol as does the Ru d'Auxon which rises near the village. The Ru de Vert rises near Vert and also flows south to join the Saussol. The Ruisseau de Montigny flows across the south of the commune from north-east to south-west and joins the Armance on the southern border of the commune.
In 1846 the commune of Eaux-Puiseaux was created from the territory of the commune of Auxon.
|These are the arms of Edme of Pont and Hugues of Conflans.
List of Successive Mayors
|2001||Franck Simard||RPR||General Councillor|
(Not all data is known)
In 2010 the commune had 965 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]
Culture and heritage
The commune has one religious building that is registered as an historical monument:
- The Parish Church of Saint-Loup-de-Sens (16th century). The church was once in the Diocese of Sens (Yonne) and the seat of a priest conferred by the abbot of Saint-Pierre-le-Vif-lès-Sens. Started on the eastern side in 1506, it was completed by 1550. The South portal was complete in 1537 and the west portal in 1540. The western arches and the tower were built in the 17th century. The Church contains a very large number of items that are registered as historical objects. For a complete list of these items and descriptions click here.
- The Chapel of Notre-Dame de la Coudre contains several items that are registered as historical objects:
- The Hamlet of Sivrey: its chapel and its Lavoir
The Chapel and the Lavoir (Public laundry) at Sivrey.
- Georges Alexis Mocquery (1772-1847), General in the Army of the Republic and the Empire, born at Auxon and died at Tours.
- Parfait Jans, politician and writer, died on 24 August 2011 at Auxon.
- Charles Fichot, Monumental Statistics of Aube department, Vol. II., Paris. 1888, reprinted by Sancey, Saint-Julien-les-Villas, 1980, p.9 & 10 (dedicated to the church, the statuettes of the Retable from the old main altar by the sculptor from Troyes François Joseph Valtat).
- Auxon Official website (French)
- Auxon on the old IGN website (French)
- Auxon on Lion1906
- Auxon on Google Maps
- Auxon on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
- Auxon on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Auxon on the INSEE website (French)
- INSEE (French)
Notes and references
- At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.
- Inhabitants of Aube (French)
- Google Maps
- List of Mayors of France (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00078021 Church (French)
- Marguerite Beau, Essay on the religious architecture of southern Champagne of Aube excluding Troyes, 1991 (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000087 Processional Cross (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000086 Statue: Virgin and Child (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000063 Bronze bell (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10005340 Furniture in the Chapel (French)
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