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Ramecourt, Vosges

Ramecourt
Ramecourt is located in France
Ramecourt
Ramecourt
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Vosges
Arrondissement Neufchâteau
Canton Mirecourt
Intercommunality Association of Mirecourt Country communes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Robert Maucotel
Area1 3.26 km2 (1.26 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 177
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 88368 / 88500
Elevation 274–345 m (899–1,132 ft)
(avg. 282 m or 925 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.

Ramecourt is a commune in the Vosges department in Lorraine in northeastern France.

Inhabitants are called Ramecurtiens.

Geography

Ramecourt is a small rural village approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) to the west of Mirecourt and 18 kilometres (11 mi) to the north-east of Vittel. The village enjoys the soothing presence of the little stream that flows along the Arol Valley (Val d’Arol). The proximity of several thermal resorts, the sunlit mountains, and the trout fishing available in the stream make the village one that welcomes visitors. The picturesque orchards, pastureland and hedges that surround the village reflect the nature of the local agriculture.

Victor Hugo

The deaths of Jean Hugo and of his wife, Catherine Mansuy, paternal great great grand parents to Victor Hugo, are mentioned in the parish register of the adjacent commune of Domvallier as having occurred respectively in November and December 1731. Jean had been born at Vaudémont in 1648, and that is where he married his wife in 1673, but around 1700 they came to live at Ramecourt. Their children included Jean Philippe Hugo, apparently married to another Catherine. These produced Joseph Hugo 1727 - 1799, grandfather to the famous writer.

There had been a Hugo family in Ramecourt earlier. On 20 August 1631 Claudon Hugo, known according to one source as 'The Hollander', signed a contract with the town of Mirecourt for the burial of plague victims. At the date of the contract he was residing with his uncle François Hugo of Ramecourt. Claudon Hugo was for many years believed to be a direct ancestor of Victor Hugo: it is now thought that the shared kinship of these two was less direct, however.

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