Troisfontaines

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Troisfontaines
Troisfontaines is located in France
Troisfontaines
Troisfontaines
Coordinates: 48°40′13″N 7°07′04″E / 48.6703°N 7.1178°E / 48.6703; 7.1178Coordinates: 48°40′13″N 7°07′04″E / 48.6703°N 7.1178°E / 48.6703; 7.1178
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Sarrebourg-Château-Salins
Canton Phalsbourg
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Vallée de la Bièvre
Government
 • Mayor (2008-2014) Michel Kuchly
Area1 12.9 km2 (5.0 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,315
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 57680 /57870
Elevation 275–446 m (902–1,463 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.

Troisfontaines (German Dreibrunnen) is a French commune located in the department of Moselle.

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

  • Inhabited in prehistoric times and the Gallo-Roman period.
  • A glassworks of 1699 was the origin of the town.
  • Village completely destroyed during the Thirty Years' War.
  • An important new glassworks founded in 1707.
  • The church dates only from the early 20th century. Previously, Troisfontaines along with Hartzviller were part of the parish of Biberkirch where the church stood.
  • 1999, Troisfontaines is hit by a storm. It destroyed a large part of the forests, especially the on the edge of Vallérysthal.
  • 2007, 80% of Troisfontaines is covered by DTT.

The village[edit]

The village has three fountains as its name implies: a monument is dedicated on the site of the Hoffe (founded in 2005-2006).

Economics[edit]

  • SCHOTT VTF glassworks;
  • distillerie-du-castor;
  • glaziery;
  • crystal maker;
  • distillery;
  • many shops;
  • bank
  • business complex (nursery, medical offices, post office, ATM, daycare center);
  • another multiservice projected for 2008: hairstylist, Esthetics, bakery, tea room ...;

Administration[edit]

Liste des maires successifs
Start Finish Name
1850 1855 Laurent Gérard
1855 1860 Eugène Chrétien
1860 1865 Joseph Diedat
1865 1871 Adrien Thouvenin
1871 1872 Guillaume Aril
1872 1873 Jacques Baumgarten
1873 Jean-Baptiste Feltz
1884 Baltasard Marbre
1884 1891 Auguste Stengel
1891 1896 Paul Warsow
1896 1905 Joseph Kuchly
1905 1914 Dominique Helwig
1914 1918 Jules Alt
1918 1927 Edouard Bolle
1927 1929 Edmond Hanus
1929 1938 Pierre Stenger
1938 1945 Jean-Baptiste Litscher
1945 1965 Charles Meyer
1965 1983 Maurice Jarrige
1983 1989 Jean Kieffer
mars 1989 mars 2008 Jean Litscher
mars 2008 Michel Kuchly

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Places and Monuments[edit]

  • Prehistoric stone tombs.
  • Gallo-Roman remains: fragments of stelae, bas-relief of Mercury, statue of an equestrian god.
  • Old mill of the Cross.
  • Vallérysthal crystal maker

Religious buildings[edit]

  • Church of Saint-Nicolas de Biberkirch 1719 and 1836: altars and organ                   
  • Neo-Gothic church of Troisfontaines 1914.
  • Chapel of St. Augustine of Vallerysthal.

Hobbies[edit]

  • Recreation area at the Vallérysthal pond: fishing, bowling, barbecue, picnic area, promenade);
  • bike path approx. 12 km connecting to Troisfontaines à Sarrebourg;
  • STRV, Trial Club Valley of the Bievre, a round of the World Championship trials is held in Troisfontaines.

Famous People[edit]

  • Perhaps the Pope St Leo IX, who was born near Troisfontaines. He gave his name to the parish church.
  • Isabelle KRUMAKER elected Miss Lorraine 1972 and Miss France 1973

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