Its inhabitants is called the fresnois.
HistoryJuly 1st, 1716 the Viscount Jacques Désandrouin obtains the permission of the King to implement searchs for Coal at Fresnes. February 3rd, 1720 Jacques Mathieu and his team of minors come from Charleroi discover a thin vein of coal of four feet thickness (1m20) to 35 measuring apparatuses of depth (70m). December 24th, 1720 the two pits of Fresnes blow under the invasion of water.
The Fresnes-on-Scheldt is a city with passed very rich. It is in this city that coal was discovered in 1720.
It is also a city where one has the direction of the festival as attests some the great carnival organized each year on August 15th.
Places and monuments
Personalities related to the commune
Giant of North
- Carboniferous of the Common Nord-Pas-de-Calais
- of North
- List of the giants of the North of France
- Official site of the town of the Fresnes-on-Scheldt
- the Fresnes-on-Scheldt on the site of the national geographical Institute
- the Fresnes-on-Scheldt on the site of INSEE
- the Fresnes-on-Scheldt on the site of Quid
- Localization of the Fresnes-on-Scheldt on a chart of France and communes bordering
- Plane on the Fresnes-on-Scheldt on Mapquest
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