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Some research notes for myself since I keep on screwing up what the proper place names for Möhra would be at different years.



From 1680 to 1867, Möhra was located in the Duchy of Sachsen-Meiningen. From 1867 until 1871, the Duchy was incorporated into the short-lived North German Confederation.

From 1871 until the abolition of the monarchy by the German revolution of 1918-19, the Duchy was part of the German Empire. At least by 1900 (probably around 1868), there were 4 administrative districts within the Duchy: Hildurghausen, Meiningen, Saafeld, and Sonneberg. Möhra was located in the Meiningen district (Landkreis Meiningen).

In 1920, during the WWI, the Free State of Thürungia was created. The formal district division in 1921 yielded Möhra, Eisenach, Meiningen, and Schmalkden. Möhra was in Meiningen.

After 1949s creation of the GDR, the first administrative reform created a district Bad Salzungen (Kreis Bad Salzungen), which existed from 1950 until the collapse of the GDR in 1994. As Möhra was in the broader Bad Salzungen urban area, it was a part of the Bad Salzungen district (kreis Bad Salzungen).

The state of Thürungia existed from 1950 until 1952, when the district Suhl (Bezirk Suhl) was created out of largely former territory of Thürungia.

Suhl encompassed the Bad Salzungen district (Kreis Bad Salzungen) until the reunion of the Germany recreated Thürungia from 1990-1994. In 1994, Bad Salzungen ceased to be an administrative district (a kreis/landkreis), and has since become a district-town (kreisstadt) within the district of Wartburg (Wartburgkreis)

Prior to November 1994, Möhra was its own municipiality in the district of Wartburg (Wartburgkreis). On November 4, 1994, Möhra merged with other municipialities Moorgrund and Kupfersuhl to create the municipiality of Moorgrund. On December 1st, 2020, Moorgrund was incorporated into the district-town of Bad Salzungen.


Start Date End Date Correct place-name
1680 1867 Möhra, Sachsen-Meiningen
1867 1871 Möhra, Meiningen, Sachsen-Meiningen, North German Confederation
1871 1918 Möhra, Meiningen, Sachsen-Meiningen, German Empire
1920 1950 Möhra, Meiningen, Thürungia, Germany
1950 1952 Möhra, Bad Salzungen, Thürungia, East Germany
1952 1990 Möhra, Bad Salzungen, Meiningen, Suhl, East Germany
1990 1994 Möhra, Bad Salzungen, Thürungia, Germany
1994 Nov 1994 Möhra, Bad Salzungen, Wartburgkreis, Thürungia, Germany
Nov 1994 Dec 2020 Möhra, Moorgrund, Wartburgkreis, Thürungia, Germany
Dec 2020 Now Möhra, Bad Salzungen, Wartburgkreis, Thürungia, Germany

Alternatives (not all have equal connotations or usage) for some of these terms:

Name In Chart Above Substitute Another Substitute Time Period
Saschen-Meiningen Duchy of Saschen-Meiningen Duchy of Saxony-Meiningen 1680 to 1918
German Empire Imperial State of Germany Imperial Germany 1871 to 1918
Germany Weimar Republic German Reich 1918 to 1933
Germany Nazi Germany Third Reich 1933 to 1945
Germany German Reich (Nazi) 1933 to 1943
Germany Greater German Reich 1943 to 1945
Germany Occupied Germany 1945 to 1949
East Germany German Democratic Republic 1949 to 1990
Germany Federal Republic of Germany 1990 to Now

I am not German, so please correct me if I have misunderstood any of German historical geography, place-names, or administrative divisions.



German Empire:

North German Confederation:

Nazi Germany:








Lower Divisions



Bad Salzungen:

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