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Deycimont is located in France
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Vosges
Arrondissement Épinal
Canton Bruyères
Intercommunality Vallée de la Vologne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Lepaul
Area1 6.32 km2 (2.44 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 272
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 88131 / 88600
Elevation 383–587 m (1,257–1,926 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.

Deycimont is a commune in the Vosges department in Lorraine in northeastern France. The residents are known as Rouges-Fournants ("Red Oveners")


  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Population 3
  • Personalities 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6


In the Vologne valley, between Lépanges and Docelles, Deycimont is built under the Recreux mountain. The brooks "la Bouillante" and "le Rupt du Void" go through the village. The two main hamlets which depend on Deycimont are "le Faing Vairel" and "la Haute Verrière".

We can found there several farms and a weaving factory, as in the whole region.


Sainte-Menne's church

The name of Deycimont is known since 1232 but there certainly were some houses in the Antiquity, because old Celtic and Roman coins have been found. The name of the town could mean "Decius Mountain".

The church, dedicated to Sainte Menne, was first built between 1050 and 1080 by the bishop of Toul. It was rebuilt in 1711.


The village, like many others, suffer during the Thirty Years' War. During this period, more than three-quarters of the population perished. By the end of the war, in 1648, the population had dwindled to 20 inhabitants. However, the population rebounded significantly over the subsequent fifty years, reaching pre-war levels.

During the eighteenth century, the population increased dramatically, from around 100 in 1708 to well over 300 in 1806. This period of growth was followed by a mild decline in the twentieth century. However, there has been renewed growth in the early part of the twenty-first century.

Historical population of Deycimont
(Source: INSEE[1])
Year 1503 1585 1602 1648 1708 1806 1846 1906 1954 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 40 108 86 20 99 334 402 310 262 202 231 244 250 238 236 272


Jean Hubert Houël

Jean Hubert Houël was born in Deycimont on April 4, 1802 and died in Saint-Dié on October 20, 1889. He was among the members imprisoned after the coup of December 2, 1851 after signing the letters of impeachment against President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte. He gave up politics after this short detention.

See also


  1. ^ Deycimont on the INSEE website
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