Sankt Georgen im Schwarzwald

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SANKT GEORGEN IM SCHWARZWALD

State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Schwarzwald-Baar Kreis (until 1973 Villingen)
Additions : 1972 Brigach; 1973 Langenschiltach; 1974 Oberkirnach, Peterzell, Stockburg

Wappen von Sankt Georgen im Schwarzwald
Official blazon
German In Rot auf golden gezäumtem silbernen Pferd linkshin reitend der golden gerüstete heilige Georg, mit der Rechten dem auf dem Rücken liegenden grünen Drachen die schwarze Lanze in den Hals stoßend.
English Georgen im Schwarzwald No blazon/translation known. Please click here to send your (heraldic !) blazon or translation

Origin/meaning

The arms are canting, showing St. George killing the dragon. The village developed around the St. George Abbey and received town rights in 1500. In 1891 St. Georgen received city rights.

The oldest seal of the town dates from the early 19th century and show the arms of Baden, with in the lower half the composition of saint and dragon. The saint is shown as a walking knight, holding a shield with a cross. After the granting of the city rights the bend of Baden was removed and the present arms were devised. The arms were officially granted on August 15, 1958 and were continued after the mergers in the 1970s.

The seals of the city:

Wappen von Sankt Georgen im Schwarzwald

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Sankt Georgen im Schwarzwald

Postal cancellation 1967

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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.