Traves, Haute-Saône

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Church of Traves
Church of Traves
Traves is located in France
Coordinates: 47°36′47″N 5°58′18″E / 47.6131°N 5.9717°E / 47.6131; 5.9717Coordinates: 47°36′47″N 5°58′18″E / 47.6131°N 5.9717°E / 47.6131; 5.9717
Country France
Region Franche-Comté
Department Haute-Saône
Arrondissement Vesoul
Canton Scey-sur-Saône-et-Saint-Albin
 • Land1 12.29 km2 (4.75 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 364
 • Population2 density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 70504 / 70360
Elevation 201–262 m (659–860 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.

Traves is a commune in the Haute-Saône department in the region of Franche-Comté in eastern France.

Notable residents[edit]

Former SS Standartenfuhrer Jochen Peiper bought property and lived near the village from April 27, 1972 until his murder July 14, 1976. One or more arsonists set his home afire, he was asphyxiated and his body burnt.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Major General Michael Reynolds (December 2009). "The Last Casualty". World War II History (magazine) (Herndon, Virginia: Sovereign Media Company, Inc.) 8 (7): 70–75, 94. ISSN 1539-5456. 

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