Steinheuterode

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Steinheuterode
Coat of arms of Steinheuterode
Coat of arms
Steinheuterode   is located in Germany
Steinheuterode
Steinheuterode
Coordinates: 51°22′51″N 10°4′6″E / 51.38083°N 10.06833°E / 51.38083; 10.06833Coordinates: 51°22′51″N 10°4′6″E / 51.38083°N 10.06833°E / 51.38083; 10.06833
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Eichsfeld
Municipal assoc. Uder
Government
 • Mayor Hans-Bernd Rosenstock (CDU)
Area
 • Total 2.53 km2 (0.98 sq mi)
Elevation 275 m (902 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 262
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 37318
Dialling codes 036083
Vehicle registration EIC
Website www.vg-uder.de

Steinheuterode is a small municipality in the district of Eichsfeld in Thuringia, in the center of Germany.

Location[edit]

It is located at an altitude of 316 m at the foot of the Steinberg hill, and is surrounded by forest. The houses are arranged around the St. Alban church and a community center.

Coat of arms[edit]

In the center of Steinheuterode's coat of arms is a billygoat, which refers to the nickname of the inhabitants: Steintreeder Zeggenböcke. There is a golden oak leaf on the left, representing the location of the municipality in Eichsfeld. The stump in the foreground is symbolic of the establishment of the village as a clearance village. The mountain at the bottom represents the location of Steinheuterode, at the foot of the Steinberg.

History[edit]

The first time the village was documented was in 1228, when it was called Hauwerterode. To distinguish it from the Eichsfeldian village Wüstheuterode, the prefix Stein was added. A manor was built in 1575 and in 1732 the fountain Regine was constructed in the courtyard of the manor, which today serves as a community center.

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