Gräfendorf

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GRÄFENDORF

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Main-Spessart (until 1973 Gemünden am Main)
Additions : 1978 Michelau an der Saale, Schonderfeld, Weickersgrüben, Wolfsmünster

Wappen von Gräfendorf

Official blazon

Geteilt; oben in Blau ein mit drei blauen Ringen belegter silberner Schrägbalken, unten geteilt von Rot und Gold, belegt mit einem Mühlrad in verwechselten Farben.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on May 4, 1981.

The upper half showf the arms of Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn, Prince-Bishop of Würzburg from 1573-1617 and founded of the Juliusspital hospital. The village was a possession of the hospital from 1666-1803.

The lower half shows a wheel for the former importance of water mills in the Saale river. The colours of the lower half are those of the Lords of Thüngen, who owned most of the area until 1666.


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