Maroncourt

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Maroncourt
Maroncourt is located in France
Maroncourt
Maroncourt
Coordinates: 48°14′59″N 6°09′25″E / 48.2497°N 6.1569°E / 48.2497; 6.1569Coordinates: 48°14′59″N 6°09′25″E / 48.2497°N 6.1569°E / 48.2497; 6.1569
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Vosges
Arrondissement Épinal
Canton Dompaire
Intercommunality Association of Madon and Moselle country communes
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008–2014) Andrée Maillard
Area
 • Land1 2.24 km2 (0.86 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 11
 • Population2 density 4.9/km2 (13/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 88288 / 88270
Elevation 276–338 m (906–1,109 ft)
(avg. 280 m or 920 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.

Maroncourt is a commune in the Vosges department in Lorraine in northeastern France.

Geography[edit]

Located a few kilometres to the south of Mirecourt and roughly fifteen kilometres (nine miles) to the west-north-west of Épinal, Maroncourt is the least populous commune in the department. It has no church, but falls within the parish of Hymont to the north.

Forest covers 71 of the commune's 224 hectares: the rest is devoted to agriculture.

The river Madon flows through the commune.

History[edit]

An early mention dates from 1159, when a charter addressed by the Bishop of Toul, Henry of Lorraine to the Abbey of Chaumousey confirms the gift of title to the Abbey of Maroncourt (Moiruncourt) made by Foulques of Saint-Vast and his wife Mélisende. The lands were still held by Chaumousey following a territorial consolidation that took place in 1595.

See also[edit]

References[edit]