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     Darmstadt is a city in the Bundesland (federal state) of Hesse in Germany, located in the southern part of the Rhine Main Area.

     The name Darmstadt first appears towards the end of the 11th century, then Darmundestat; Literally translated, the current German name Darmstadt means "Intestine City". This is just a coincidence however, and the origins of the name are unknown. 'Dar-mund' in Middle Low German is translated as "Boggy Headlands",but it could be a mispelling in local dialect of another name. Even locals often believe, incorrectly, that the name derives from the 'Darmbach' (a small stream formerly running through the city). In fact the stream received its current name much later, after the city, not vice versa.

     Darmstadt was chartered as a city by the Holy Roman Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian in 1330, at which time it belonged to the counts of Katzenelnbogen. The city, then called Darmstait, became a secondary residence for the counts, with a small castle being established at the site of the current, much larger edifice.

     When the house of Katzenelnbogen became extinct in 1479, the city was passed to the Landgraviate of Hesse, and was seat of the ruling landgraves (1567–1806) and thereafter (to 1918) of the Grand Dukes of Hesse.


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McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families


Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families


Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families


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Populated Places near the Gen-Site of  EBERSTADT

Pfungstadt (1.5 nm)
Sankt Stephan (3.1 nm)

Ludwigshohe (2.3 nm)
Darmstadt (3.3 nm)

Trautheim (1.9 nm)
Traisa (2.5 nm)
Waschenbach (2.6 nm)
Nieder-Ramstadt (2.7 nm)
Frankenhausen (3.0 nm)

Malchen (1.6 nm)

Seeheim (2.4 nm)
Nieder-Beerbach (1.9 nm)
Seeheim-Jugenheim (3.0 nm)
Rolandshohe (2.5 nm)
Jugenheim an der Bergstrasse (3.6 nm)
Bickenbach (3.5 nm)
Brandhof (3.9 nm)
Ober-Beerbach (3.4 nm)
Alsbach (4.4 nm)



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Darmstadt has 9 official 'Stadtteile' (boroughs). These are, alphabetically:





Darmstadt-Mitte ('Central')

Darmstadt-Nord ('North')

Darmstadt-Ost ('East')

Darmstadt-West ('West')


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Family History Notes

       Anna Barbara Steinmetz was born at Eberstadt in 1729.  Anna Barbara was the daughter of Valentine Steinmetz the second husband of my 7th great-grandmother Anna Elizabeth Wambold who was born in the nearby town of Pfungstadt.  Today Pfungstadt is located in the district of Darmstadt-Dieberg.  

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LOCATION:  Country: Germany;   State: Hesse;   District: Darmstadt Urban district;  

Place:Eberstadt;   Coordinates/Map:  49°49′N 8°39′E

Map of showing location of Eberstadt  within the Darmstadt urban district

DESCRIPTION OF GEN-SITE(s):  Eberstadt is a borough of the urban district Darmstadt in Hessen, Germany with a population of 21,687 (as of 2007-12-31).  It is Darmstadt's southernmost suburb.

Eberstadt borders on the northern side further boroughs of Darmstadt (Bessungen, Darmstadt-West), east- and southwards the municipalities Mühltal, Seeheim-Jugenheim and on the western side the town of Pfungstadt. Eberstadt is a part of the Bergstraße. Between Eberstadt and Zwingenberg it splits into the "Old" and "New" Bergstraße (Bundesstraße 3).


INTERNET WEB LINK(s):  Wappen von EBERSTADT;   Darmstadt Eberstadt;

Darmstadt-Eberstadt - Wikipedia;    Catholic Churches in Darmstadt Eberstadt;

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INTERNET WEB LINK(s): Zweibrücken - Wikipedia;   Zweibrucken, wikipedia (tranlated version)

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The Market Plaza in the city of Darmstadt


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