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Stockstadt am Main

Stockstadt developed as a medieval town north of the Roman settlement. "Stocestat" is documented as early as the 9th century. The custom house was built from 1514-1545, a reminder of the strategically important harbour location. From 2007-2008 the St. Anna Chapel - which was built in 1458 and torn down in 1925 - was rebuilt.
The paper factory (1900) plays a large role in the community and is a big employer. Today it belongs to the South African Sappi Group.
The market town has a silver helmet in its coat of arms, a reminder of the community's Roman history

Region: Obergermanischer Limes

Roman Period

In terms of area, antique Stockstadt was one of the largest Roman settlements at the Main. The fort's grounds are now completely covered by the paper company Sappi Stockstadt GmbH. The vicus stretched to the Main shore, where a harbour was located. The numerous antique shrines in the vicus are an indication of the importance Stockstadt had at the Main Limes. It's location allowed Stockstadt to function as a major reloading station for goods.

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Marktgemeinde Stockstadt am Main

Aerial map Fort Stockstadt
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Area of Fort Stockstadt, historic photo
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Stockstadt, dedication altar of the beneficiarius Caius Iustus, 180 AD. Illustration by Jean Friedrich (c. 1900). Tusche and water colours on paper, 37cm x 33cm
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Stockstadt. Restored Roman oil amphorae from Fort Stockstadt, in Hafnerei Bernhard Hettinger, Aschaffenburg (c. 1900)
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The railroad in the paper factory runs through the location of the former western gate of the Roman fort
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1 Aerial map Fort Stockstadt © LVG, Bearbeitung M. Berger (ASM) 2 Area of Fort Stockstadt, historic photo © RGK Frankfurt a. Main, Limesarchiv 3 Stockstadt, dedication altar of the beneficiarius Caius Iustus, 180 AD. Illustration by Jean Friedrich (c. 1900). Tusche and water colours on paper, 37cm x 33cm © Markus Marquart, Museen der Stadt Aschaffenburg 4 Stockstadt. Restored Roman oil amphorae from Fort Stockstadt, in Hafnerei Bernhard Hettinger, Aschaffenburg (c. 1900) © Markus Marquart, Museen der Stadt Aschaffenburg 5 The railroad in the paper factory runs through the location of the former western gate of the Roman fort © Boundary Productions, Photo Eric Dobat

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