Marainville-sur-Madon

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Marainville-sur-Madon
Marainville-sur-Madon is located in France
Marainville-sur-Madon
Marainville-sur-Madon
Coordinates: 48°23′55″N 6°10′12″E / 48.3986°N 6.17°E / 48.3986; 6.17Coordinates: 48°23′55″N 6°10′12″E / 48.3986°N 6.17°E / 48.3986; 6.17
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Vosges
Arrondissement Épinal
Canton Charmes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Anne Simonin
Area
 • Land1 4.88 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 92
 • 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.

Marainville-sur-Madon is a commune in the Vosges department in Lorraine in northeastern France.

Geography[edit]

Marainville is positioned in the north-east of the département. It is the last commune traversed by the Madon before that river continues north into the adjacent département of Meurthe-et-Moselle.

The land is devoted to agriculture: there is no longer any forest in the commune.

Interesting discovery[edit]

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.[1]

Personalities[edit]

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;[2] 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kruta, Venceslas (2005). Les Celtes, histoire et dictionnaires. collection Bouquins: Robert Laffont. 
  2. ^ See page "Adam Weydlich" on the NIFC site.