|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Anne Simonin|
|• Land1||4.88 km2 (1.88 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||19/km2 (49/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||88286 / 88130|
|Elevation||247–307 m (810–1,007 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 ft)
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 land is devoted to agriculture: there is no longer any forest in the commune.
A seventh-century tomb was identified under a tumulus in 1977 and excavated between 1986 and 1988. It appears to be connected with the pre-Christian fortifications at Saxon-Sion in Meurthe-et-Moselle.
Michał Jan Pac (1730-1787), a Polish nobleman exiled after the defeat of the Bar Confederation, bought the castle and the landlorship of Marainville in 1780; his steward, Adam Weydlich, made acquaintance with the village syndic, François Chopin.
François Chopin had a son, Nicolas. After Pac's death, the Weydlichs left France for Poland, and Nicolas Chopin emigrated with them; in 1810, his better known son, Frédéric Chopin, was born in the Polish village of Żelazowa Wola.
- Kruta, Venceslas (2005). Les Celtes, histoire et dictionnaires. collection Bouquins: Robert Laffont.
- See page "Adam Weydlich" on the NIFC site.
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