The church of Wismes
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Jean-Luc Hochart|
|Area1||11.93 km2 (4.61 sq mi)|
|• Density||41/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62897 /62380|
|Elevation||73–191 m (240–627 ft)
(avg. 128 m or 420 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.
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Wismes is located twelve miles (19 km) southwest of Saint-Omer, at the D132 and D205 road junction, comprising the villages and hamlets of Wismes, Cantemerle, Fourdebecques, Marival, Rietz-Mottu, Saint-Pierre-Wismes and Salvecques.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interest
- The church of St.André, dating from the sixteenth century.
- The church of St.Pierre, dating from the seventeenth century.
- A small château of the Louis XV style.
- The remains of a 12th-century feudal motte.
- An ancient house built in 1670.
- Baron Armel de Wismes, writer and historian
- Charles de Gaulle attended the church at Wismes for the burial of his godfather.
- Saint Maxime passed through Wismes and a spring bears his name. He supposedly created it with a blow from his staff.
- Louis Amadeus Rappe, the Bishop of Cleveland, Ohio, United States, served as the pastor of Wismes from 1829–1834.
- Houck, George Francis (1887-01-01). The Church in Northern Ohio and in the Diocese of Cleveland: From 1749 to 1890. Short & Forman.
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