Auxon (French pronunciation: ​[osɔ̃]) is a commune in the Aube département in the Grand Est region of north-eastern France.

Auxon
The Town Hall
The Town Hall
Coat of arms of Auxon
Location of Auxon
Auxon is located in France
Auxon
Auxon
Auxon is located in Grand Est
Auxon
Auxon
Coordinates: 48°06′17″N 3°55′12″E / 48.1047°N 3.92°E / 48.1047; 3.92Coordinates: 48°06′17″N 3°55′12″E / 48.1047°N 3.92°E / 48.1047; 3.92
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentAube
ArrondissementTroyes
CantonAix-Villemaur-Pâlis
IntercommunalityCC Chaourçois Val Armance
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Thierry Lorne[1]
Area
1
25.49 km2 (9.84 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
1,023
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
10018 /10130
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 Alsoniens or Alsoniennes.[3]

The commune has been awarded three flowers by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom.[4]

GeographyEdit

Auxon is located some 22 kilometres (14 mi) south-west of Troyes and 22 km north-east of Saint-Florentin. Access to the commune is by Route nationale N77 from Villeneuve-au-Chemin in the west which passes just to the north of the village and continues north-east to Villery. The D374 comes from Maraye-en-Othe in the north, passes through the village, and continues to Ervy-le-Châtel in the south. The D1 road goes east from the D374 to Montigny-les-Monts. Apart from the village there are the hamlets of Sivrey, Vert, Courtelon, Roncenay, Les Croisettes, and La Coudre. The commune is mixed forest and farmland with especially large forests in the north.[5]

The Armance forms the southern border of the commune as it flows west becoming the Armançon then following the Canal de Bourgogne to join the Yonne at Migennes. The Saussol flows south down the western side of the commune to join the Armance east of Ervy-le-Châtel. The Ru de Sivrey rises near Sivrey and flows south to join the Saussol as does the Ru d'Auxon which rises near the village. The Ru de Vert rises near Vert and also flows south to join the Saussol. The Ruisseau de Montigny flows across the south of the commune from north-east to south-west and joins the Armance on the southern border of the commune.

Neighbouring communes and villagesEdit

HistoryEdit

In 1846 the commune of Eaux-Puiseaux was created from the territory of the commune of Auxon.

HeraldryEdit

These are the arms of Edme of Pont and Hugues of Conflans.

Blazon:
Azure, an eagle of Or, in chief Gules billety of Or.



AdministrationEdit

List of Successive Mayors[6]

From To Name Party Position
1857 Vioix-Parmentier
1887 Sainton
1887 Moniot
2001 Franck Simard RPR General Councillor
2001 2009 Jean-Louis Caillet DVD Retired
2009 2026 Thierry Lorne DVD Farmer

DemographyEdit

In 2017 the commune had 1,005 inhabitants.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 2,336—    
1800 2,309−0.17%
1806 2,136−1.29%
1821 2,195+0.18%
1831 2,400+0.90%
1836 2,252−1.26%
1841 2,507+2.17%
1846 2,443−0.52%
1851 1,719−6.79%
1856 1,606−1.35%
1861 1,589−0.21%
1866 1,605+0.20%
1872 1,502−1.10%
1876 1,540+0.63%
1881 1,403−1.85%
1886 1,323−1.17%
1891 1,359+0.54%
1896 1,230−1.97%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 1,137−1.56%
1906 1,109−0.50%
1911 1,115+0.11%
1921 920−1.90%
1926 931+0.24%
1931 863−1.51%
1936 843−0.47%
1946 820−0.28%
1954 843+0.35%
1962 812−0.47%
1968 801−0.23%
1975 764−0.67%
1982 861+1.72%
1990 905+0.62%
1999 927+0.27%
2007 971+0.58%
2012 941−0.63%
2017 1,005+1.32%
Source: EHESS[7] and INSEE[8]

Culture and heritageEdit

Religious heritageEdit

 
Detail on the Church of Saint-Loup-de-Sens

The commune has one religious building that is registered as an historical monument:

  • The Parish Church of Saint-Loup-de-Sens (16th century). [9] The church was once in the Diocese of Sens (Yonne) and the seat of a priest conferred by the abbot of Saint-Pierre-le-Vif-lès-Sens. Started on the eastern side in 1506, it was completed by 1550. The South portal was complete in 1537 and the west portal in 1540. The western arches and the tower were built in the 17th century.[10] The Church contains a very large number of items that are registered as historical objects.[9]
  • The Chapel of Notre-Dame de la Coudre contains several items that are registered as historical objects:
    • A Processional Cross (12th century) [11]
    • A Statue: Virgin and Child (disappeared) (14th century) [12]
    • A Bronze Bell (disappeared) (1563) [13]
    • The Furniture in the Chapel [14]
  • The Hamlet of Sivrey: its chapel and its Lavoir

Notable people linked to the communeEdit

  • Georges Alexis Mocquery (1772-1847), General in the Army of the Republic and the Empire, born at Auxon and died at Tours.
  • Parfait Jans, politician and writer, died on 24 August 2011 at Auxon.

See alsoEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Charles Fichot, Monumental Statistics of Aube department, Vol. II., Paris. 1888, reprinted by Sancey, Saint-Julien-les-Villas, 1980, p. 9 & 10 (dedicated to the church, the statuettes of the Retable from the old main altar by the sculptor from Troyes François Joseph Valtat).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Inhabitants of Aube (in French)
  4. ^ Auxon, Aube in the Competition for Towns and Villages in Bloom Archived December 10, 2014, at the Wayback Machine (in French)
  5. ^ Google Maps
  6. ^ List of Mayors of France (in French)
  7. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Auxon, EHESS. (in French)
  8. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  9. ^ a b Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA00078021 Church (in French) 
  10. ^ Marguerite Beau, Essay on the religious architecture of southern Champagne of Aube excluding Troyes, 1991 (in French)
  11. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000087 Processional Cross (in French) 
  12. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000086 Statue: Virgin and Child (in French) 
  13. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM10000063 Bronze bell (in French)
  14. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM10005340 Furniture in the Chapel (in French)

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