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==History==
Usingen ([[Latin]] ''Osinga''), which in [[Franks|Frankish]] times likely existed as a fortified stopping place at an old crossroads, was first mentioned in a document in 802 in the ''[[Codex Eberhardi]]'', a manuscript from the [[Fulda]] Monasterymonastery, althoughand whatit existsis nowadaysgenerally itselfaccepted datesthat from the late 12th century,references referringmade to anthe earliertown document.go This codex, however, contains quite a few falsifications, which has ledback to doubtsbetween about754 theand reliability of the statements802. [[Archaeology|Archaeological]] proof of a settlement on the modern town's site back in [[Carolingian]] times has yet to be unearthed, although, not far from town, the remains of a Carolingian courtyard were once dug up. The possibility therefore exists that today's Usingen might not lie on the same spot as it once did, having relocated at some time in the past. More investigation will be needed before this is ascertained.
 
In 1207, being on the outskirts of the ''Usinger Land'', it passed into the ownership of the Counts of Diez, who had acquired this Imperial estate in exchange for Mainz-Kastell (fort).