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Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Neckar-Odenwald Kreis (until 1973 Buchen)
Additions : 1971 Stürzenhardt; 1972 Unterneudorf; 1973 Bödigheim, Einbach, Oberneudorf, Waldhausen; 1974 Götzingen, Hainstadt, Hettigenbeuern, Hettingen, Rinschheim; 1975 Eberstadt, Hollerbach
The arms were officially granted in 1964 and again on June 9, 1989.
Buchen received city rights around 1216 from the Lords of Dürn, and became a possession of the State of Mainz around 1300. The city belonged to Mainz until 1803.
The oldest known seal dates from around 1309 and shows a canting beech tree (Buche) with a small shield with the wheel of Mainz. All later seals and images show the same combination. The arms are thus based on the oldest seal.
The arms in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.