|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Jean-Marie Oudard|
|14.26 km2 (5.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||61/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||171–299 m (561–981 ft) |
(avg. 178 m or 584 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Two villages belong to the commune: Poix, and the churchless Terron-les-Poix. Poix became Poix-Terron in 1897. Poix is located on the N51, 18km from Charleville-Mézières, and 28km from Rethel. Terron is located 1.5km from Poix on the D27.
The town has suffered during religious wars: there was a fire in the village and castle in 1641, and a siege of the church on 8 July 1651. King Louis XIV passed through on 25 June and 7 August 1654.
On 14 May 1940, a breach, 8km in length, occurred between Poix-Terron and Baâlons in the French line of defence. A battalion of Spahis attempted to close the breach and held against the Germans in the battle of the Horgne.
Politics and AdministrationEdit
|March 2001||March 2008||René Chevalier|
|March 2008||March 2014||Jean-Claude Nemery|
|March 2014||present||Jean-Marie Oudard|
Places and MonumentsEdit
- The Roman Catholic church of Saint-Martin of Poix-Terron, built in white stone, is a historical monument, registered as such on 19 July 1926. The bell, which dates from 1599, is classified as a historical monument. In 2008, the stained-glass windows were restored and a new window depicting Saint Martin was added.
- The Monument to the Dead in front of the town hall.
Famous people from the CommuneEdit
- "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
- "Station Inauguration (fr)" (PDF). rff.fr.
- "Eglise". www.pop.culture.gouv.fr. Retrieved 2020-06-14.