The church in Seloncourt
|Intercommunality||Pays de Montbéliard|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Irène Tharin|
|7.92 km2 (3.06 sq mi)|
|• Density||750/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||330–483.5 m (1,083–1,586 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The name of Seloncourt appears for the first time in 1170 in a deed of gift of a meix (House) made by Valner and Damjustin with the Abbey of Belchamp, but certainly existed well before this date. Seloncourt belonged to the Count of Montbéliard since the creation of the fortified city of Montbéliard. It was separated in 1282, to enter, by constitution, in the Seigniory (Lordship) of Blamont until the reintegration of this Seigniory into the Count of Montbéliard and finally in the Canton of Hérimoncourt created by decree May 12, 1898.
Seloncourt was under the rule of the county of Württemberg beginning in 1397. During the province's allegiance to the Württemberg it embraced Lutheranism. In 1588 there were 24 families and 116 inhabitants in Seloncourt. Seloncourt was reattached to France in 1793 after the French Revolution.
Seloncourt was a center of watchmaking in the 18th and 19th centuries. Firms located here included Frères Beurnier.
Seloncourt was the birthplace of:
- George David Coulon, artist
- Henri Fertet (1926–1943)
Seloncourt is twinned with:
- Villongo, Italy
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