Stockstadt am Main

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Stockstadt a.Main
Coat of arms of Stockstadt a.Main
Coat of arms
Stockstadt a.Main is located in Germany
Stockstadt a.Main
Stockstadt a.Main
Coordinates: 49°58′47″N 09°03′50″E / 49.97972°N 9.06389°E / 49.97972; 9.06389Coordinates: 49°58′47″N 09°03′50″E / 49.97972°N 9.06389°E / 49.97972; 9.06389
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Aschaffenburg
Government
 • Mayor Peter Wolf[1] (CSU)
Area
 • Total 18.86 km2 (7.28 sq mi)
Elevation 117 m (384 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[2]
 • Total 7,726
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 63809-63811
Dialling codes 06027
Vehicle registration AB
Website www.stockstadt-am-main.de

Stockstadt am Main (officially: Stockstadt a.Main) is a market community in the Aschaffenburg district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Stockstadt am Main lies on Aschaffenburg’s western town limit on the Main’s left bank. To Stockstadt’s west and northwest runs the boundary with Hesse, and southwest of Stockstadt lies the Bachgau.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

To the south is the community of Großostheim, and to the southwest, beyond the state boundary, in Hesse, lies Babenhausen; northwest lie Mainhausen and Seligenstadt.

The nearest neighbouring communities are Kleinostheim to the north and Mainaschaff to the east.

History[edit]

Stockstadt am Main had its first documentary mention as early as the ninth century, if only through some townsmen who were obliged to pay taxes. These are listed as living in Stocestat, as the community was known then.

Eventually the community itself was named in writing for the first time in 1024. Stoddenstat was donated to Fulda Abbey by Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor. This lasted until 1309, when Stockstadt was given to the Archbishopric of Mainz.

In the Middle Ages the surrounding forests belonged to the Dreieich Royal Hunting Forest (Wildbann Dreieich), which also had one of its 30 Wildhuben (farming estates whose owners were charged with guarding the king’s hunting rights) in Stockstadt.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 21 council members, counting the fulltime mayor.

CSU SPD Freie Wählergemeinschaft Total
2002 7 10+1(mayor) 3 21 seats
2008 10+1(mayor) 7 3 21 seats

(as at municipal election held on 2 March 2008)

Town partnerships[edit]

Coat of arms[edit]

The community’s arms might be described thus: Azure a fess wavy abased argent above which a legionnaire’s helmet of the second crested gules in profile.

Sightseeing[edit]

St. Anna-Kapelle
  • The Zollhaus ("Customs House") on Hauptstraße long served the Elector-Archbishop of Mainz Albrecht von Brandenburg. It was built between 1514 and 1545.
  • The Leonharduskirche (Saint Leonard’s Church) is likewise found in the old centre of Stockstadt and dates back to the year 1773.
  • The St. Anna-Kapelle originally stood on the corner of Hauptstraße and Alter Stadtweg. It was torn down in January 1925 as a result of a decision by the community council. In 2007, the chapel was rebuilt on the historical model at another site to the west beyond Bundesstraße 469 towards Auhof, and dedicated on 6 April 2008.

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