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State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Heilbronn
Incorporated into : 1970 Leingarten

Wappen von Großgartach

Official blazon

(de) Silber der stehende, golden nimbierte heilige Laurentius in rotem Diakonsgewand, in der Rechten einen grünen Palmenzweig, in der Linken einen schwarzen Rost haltend.


The arms show the patron saint, St. Lawrence with the palm leaf and grill. The patron saint already appears on the oldest seal of the village (one of the oldest village seals in Württemberg), dating from 1379. Two later seals, from the 15th and 18th century, both show the same composition. The saint first appears in a shield on a building in Stuttgart from 1583.

The arms were officially proposed in 1938. The State Archives wanted to use only the grill as arms, but the local council wanted to continue the historical composition. The State Archives proposed several other designs, not showing the saint, nor the grill, but the council did not approve of any of these. The arms were finally granted in 1957.

Siegel von Großgartach

The municipal stamp shown in 1892

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Literature : Gönner, 1965