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Department of Eure-et-Loir

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Date: 1790 [unknown]
Location: Eure-et-Loir, Francemap
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Eure-et-Loir is a French department located in NorthWest France, named after the Eure and Loir rivers.

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History

Eure-et-Loir is one of the 83 departments made during the French Revolution in 1790. It was created from the former provinces of Orléanais (Beauce) and Maine (Perche), but also parts of Île-de-France (Drouais, Thimerais, Valley of the Avre, Hurepoix).

Geography

Eure-et-Loir comprises the main part of the region of Beauce, politically it belongs to the current region of Centre-Val de Loire and is surrounded by the departments of Loir-et-Cher, Loiret, Essonne, Yvelines, Eure, Orne, and Sarthe.

Genealogical Resources

For genealogical records for Eure-et-Loir, you can find the departmental archives online here: Archives of Eure-et-Loir

Sources

Wikipedia Eure-et-Loir





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