Aussonce Town Hall
|Intercommunality||CC Pays Rethélois|
|• Mayor (2020-2026)||Bruno Ponsin|
|19.14 km2 (7.39 sq mi)|
|• Density||11/km2 (29/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||94–170 m (308–558 ft) |
(avg. 86 m or 282 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Alsontains or Alsontaines.
Aussonce is located some 30 km north-east of Reims and 25 km south of Rethel. The western border of the commune is the departmental border between Ardennes and Marne. Access to the commune is by the D25 road from La Neuville-en-Tourne-à-Fuy in the east which passes through the village then continues west to Heutrégiville, changing to the D33 at the border. The D985 from La Neuville-en-Tourne-à-Fuy to Pontfaverger-Moronvilliers passes through the south-east of the commune. The D15 goes north-west from the village to Ménil-Lépinois. The commune consists entirely of flat farmland.
Neighbouring communes and villagesEdit
In the Aussonce church bell tower there is the following inscription: "On 3 April 1650 the battle of Aussonce took place between the Germans and locals. It lasted from 9 in the morning until 7 in the evening. The people were beaten and forced to flee. Fire was set in the village and there remained a few houses and four barns".
List of Successive Mayors
In 2017 the commune had 215 inhabitants.
|Source: EHESS and INSEE|
Sites and MonumentsEdit
- The Chapel Saint Sindulphe: at the foot of the chapel is the source of a stream called le Relais which flows towards Marne department across "les Marais" (The Marshes) to join the Suippe in Heutrégiville commune.
- The German War cemetery is in the woods (which belonged to Colonel Pierre Bouchez) on the road to Heutrégiville located opposite a Russian concentration camp during World War II. Later the bodies were interred in cemeteries at Aussonce and Warmeriville. After coming to La Neuville under TAF, the German War Graves service (SESMA) settled at Heutrégiville on land sold by René Verdelet. "Reconciliation over the graves" was the motto.
- Jules Frérot, born in Thin-le-Moutier on 9 January 1823, died 5 October 1894 at Aussonce, forester, nurseryman, a member of the League of farmers of France, Mayor of Aussonce for 21 years, cantonal delegate, former alternate justice of the peace for the canton of Juniville.
- Father Marq, History of Aussonce, La Neuville-en-Tourne-à-Fuy, Germigny-Pend-la-Pie, Merlan, 1872, Imprimerie V. Geoffroy et Co., Reims, p. 7-17 (in French)
- "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
- Inhabitants of Ardennes (in French)
- Google Maps
- La Champagne généalogie
- List of Mayors of France (in French)
- Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Aussonce, EHESS. (in French)
- Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
- Aussonce on the old IGN website (in French)
- Aussonce on Lion1906
- Aussonce on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (in French)
- Außonce on the 1750 Cassini Map
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