Præstø County

Præstø County (Danish: Præstø Amt) is a former province in Denmark, located on the southern part of Zealand.

Præstø County

It was established in 1750 as a merger between Tryggevælde County and Vordingborg County. Møn County was added in 1803.

It was abolished in 1970, merging with Maribo County to form Storstrøm County.

Præstø County featured the market towns (købstæder) of Præstø, Næstved, Stege, Store Heddinge and Vordingborg.

List of former hundreds (herreder)Edit

  • Bjæverskov Herred
  • Bårse Herred
  • Fakse Herred
  • Hammer Herred
  • Mønbo Herred
  • Stevns Herred
  • Tybjerg Herred

List of County GovernorsEdit

  • 1803 – 1808: Rudolph Bielke
  • 1808 – 1823: Christian Conrad Sophus Danneskiold-Samsøe
  • 1823 – 1824: Ehrenreich Kristoffer Ludvig Moltke
  • 1824 – 1831: Sigismund Ludvig Schulin
  • 1831 – 1836: Hans Schack Knuth
  • 1836 – 1836: Jens Andreas Graah
  • 1837 – 1849: Johan Ferdinand de Neergaard[1]
  • * 1849 – 1885: Fritz Brun (konstitueret det første år)

See alsoEdit

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article on the Danish Wikipedia, accessed 1 May 2007.

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