Adamswiller

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Adamswiller
Àdàmswiller
Adamswiller-aerien.jpg
Coat of arms of Adamswiller
Coat of arms
Adamswiller is located in France
Adamswiller
Adamswiller
Coordinates: 48°54′19″N 7°12′13″E / 48.9053°N 7.2036°E / 48.9053; 7.2036Coordinates: 48°54′19″N 7°12′13″E / 48.9053°N 7.2036°E / 48.9053; 7.2036
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Drulingen
Intercommunality Alsace Bossue
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Armand Moritz
Area1 3.4 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 408
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67002 / 67320
Elevation 234–303 m (768–994 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.

Adamswiller (German: Adamsweiler) is a French commune in the Bas-Rhin department in the Alsace region of northeastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Adamswillerois or Adamswilleroises[1]

Geography[edit]

Adamswiller is located some 20 km north by north-west of Phalsbourg and 20 km south-east of Sarralbe. The D9 road from Mackwiller passes south through the western part of the commune on the way to Durstel in the south. The D182 runs off the D9 in the commune to Rexingen in the south-west. There is also the D239 road from the village going north-east to join the D919 road just outside the commune. The commune is mostly farmland with a little forest in the east.[2]

The commune is renowned for its pink sandstone from the north-east of the commune which has been approved for the restoration of historical monuments.

The Eichel river forms the north-western border of the commune and the Marstbach forms the western border. The commune lies within the Northern Vosges Regional Natural Park.

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]

History[edit]

The commune was formerly part of the County of La Petite-Pierre. Between Adamswiller and Mackwiller there have been found ancient tombs which have been given the name Totdenberg due to the heights on which they were found (The hill of the Dead).

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Adamswiller
Blazon:

Or, a chevron of gules in base Argent.



Toponymy[edit]

  • 1281: Adelmanswiler
  • 1793: Adamsweiller
  • 1801: Adamswiler

In German: Adamsweiler.

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors of Adamswiller[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 François Brua
2014 2020 Armand Moritz

(Not all data is known)

Demography[edit]

In 2009 the commune had 387 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
215 210 246 326 324 296 308 305 289
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
275 277 289 299 286 280 274 265 303
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
313 335 331 317 332 334 343 356 366
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
406 427 429 460 469 459 398 387 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)


Demography Adamswiller.svg

Culture and heritage[edit]

The Rauschen Sandstone Quarry

Civil heritage[edit]

The commune has a number of buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

  • A Blacksmith's House at 27 Rue Principale (1881)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[4]
  • The Town Hall / School at 44 Rue Principale (19th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[5]
  • A Farmhouse at 51 Rue Principale (1825)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[6]
  • A Farmhouse at 55 Rue Principale (1909)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[7]
  • The Au Cheval Noir restaurant at 59 Rue Principale (1857)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[8]
  • The Weaver's House at 68 Rue Principale (18th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[9]
  • The Worker's House at 69 Rue Principale (1835)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[10]
  • A Restaurant at 73 Rue Principale (1895)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[11]
  • The Totenberg Tile Factory at RD 239 (1806)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[12]
  • Houses and FarmsLogo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[13]
  • A Public Bench at 12 Rue de la Gare (1856)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg is registered as an historical object.[14]
Other sites of interest
  • The Rauscher Quarry[15]
  • The Black Horse bistro

Religious heritage[edit]

The commune has several religious buildings and structures that are registered as historical monuments:

  • A Monstrance Altar Bench at CD 239 (1856)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[16]
  • A Lutheran Church at Rue Principale (1836).Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[17] The Church has several items which are registered as historical objects:
    • The Furniture in the Church (Supplementary)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[18]
    • The Organ (1846)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[19]
    • A Baptismal Ewer and Basin (19th century)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg[20]
  • The Cemetery (1905).Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[21] All movable items in the CemeteryLogo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg are registered as historical objects.[22]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1], the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inhabitants of Bas-Rhin (French)
  2. ^ a b Google Maps
  3. ^ List of Mayors of France (French)
  4. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA67005475 Blacksmith's House at 27 Rue Principale (French)
  5. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA67005474 Town Hall / School at 44 Rue Principale (French)
  6. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA67005478 Farmhouse at 51 Rue Principale (French)
  7. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA67005479 Farmhouse at 55 Rue Principale (French)
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA67005480 Au Cheval Noir restaurant at 59 Rue Principale (French)
  9. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA67005476 Weaver's House at 68 Rue Principale (French)
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA67005477 Worker's House at 69 Rue Principale (French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA67005481 Restaurant at 73 Rue Principale (French)
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA67005482 Totenberg Tile Factory at RD 239 (French)
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA67005472 Houses and Farms (French)
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM67009314 Public Bench at 12 Rue de la Gare (French)
  15. ^ SA Rauscher
  16. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00084578 Monstrance Altar Bench (French)
  17. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA67005473 Lutheran Church (French)
  18. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM67009312 Furniture in the Church (Supplementary) (French)
  19. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM67009311 Organ (French)
  20. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM67009310 Baptismal Ewer and Basin (French)
  21. ^ Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA67005483 Cemetery (French)
  22. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM67009313 Movable Items in the Cemetery (French)