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Jeandelaincourt is located in France
Coordinates: 48°50′38″N 6°14′34″E / 48.8439°N 6.2428°E / 48.8439; 6.2428Coordinates: 48°50′38″N 6°14′34″E / 48.8439°N 6.2428°E / 48.8439; 6.2428
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Meurthe-et-Moselle
Arrondissement Nancy
Canton Entre Seille et Meurthe
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de Seille et Mauchère
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Joly
Area1 4.47 km2 (1.73 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 769
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 54276 /54114
Elevation 192–298 m (630–978 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.

Jeandelaincourt is a commune in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France.


  • The village is situated at the foot of Mont Saint Jean (407m), 32 km North-east of Nancy.
  • A natural path of discovery and a dashing pond located on the village.


  • First tracks in 1090 under the name "Godelincourt", the village has a succession of several lords before finally Jeandelaincourt name in reference to the last lord named Jean.[1]
  • Before installing the slate factory in 1893 the village was rural.
  • Damage during the war 1914-1918
  • Heavily damaged by the fighting in September 1944.


Historical population of Jeandelaincourt
(Source: INSEE[2])
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2007 2010
Population 809 874 768 717 668 665 721 769
From the year 1968 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Monuments and sites[edit]

  • Gallo-Roman discoveries on Mount Saint Jean.
  • Castles (or fortified houses) 14th/17th centuries. (see photos)

-Fortified-House "The Horgne" is an imposing building (now farm) which has a simple facade and a round tower on the back. It is located below the High Street at a place called "The Horgne".

-The second fortified-house is located high above the village, not far from the church. It has a facade with lattice windows and walled, above the front door, the date "1318" inscribed on the coat of arms of the lords of Jeandelaincourt. This one was also equipped with a round tower, now destroyed

  • Some nice houses 19th Louis Adt Avenue.
  • Church 14th century (Romanesque tower).
  • Jeandelaincourt is known beyond the borders for his slate factory closed a few years ago.[3]

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