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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

MURRHARDT

State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Remms-Murr Kreis (until 1972 Backnang)
Additions : 197? Fornsbach, Kirchenkirnberg


Origin/meaning:
The village grew around the monastery of St. Walterich, which was founded in the 9th century. In 1328 it was granted city rights by the counts of Löwenstein-Wolfsölden, who ruled the area. The oldest seal of the city only showed a crosier, which in the 17th century was held by two wolves. The wolves are probably taken as a canting symbol for the Wolfsölden family. After the secularisation early in the 19th century, the crosier was replaced by a tree, which should represent the large forests in the area.

Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.



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