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Coordinates: 50 ° 43 '  N , 7 ° 42'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
Height : 296 m above sea level NHN
Area : 2.84 km 2
Residents: 519 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 183 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57612
Primaries : 02681, 02682
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 022
Community structure: 2 districts
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 13
57610 Altenkirchen
Website : www.vg-altenkirchen.de
Local Mayor : Rainer Zeuner
Location of the local community Eichelhardt in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Friesenhagen Harbach (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Niederfischbach Mudersbach Brachbach Kirchen (Sieg) Herdorf Daaden Emmerzhausen Mauden Derschen Nisterberg Friedewald (Westerwald) Weitefeld Niederdreisbach Schutzbach Grünebach Alsdorf (Westerwald) Betzdorf Scheuerfeld Wallmenroth Willroth Krunkel Horhausen (Westerwald) Pleckhausen Güllesheim Obersteinebach Niedersteinebach Bürdenbach Eulenberg (Westerwald) Peterslahr Rott (Westerwald) Burglahr Oberlahr Eichen (Westerwald) Seifen (Westerwald) Seelbach (Westerwald) Flammersfeld Kescheid Reiferscheid Berzhausen Obernau (Westerwald) Walterschen Schürdt Orfgen Ziegenhain (Westerwald) Giershausen Katzwinkel (Sieg) Birken-Honigsessen Wissen (Stadt) Hövels Mittelhof Nauroth Elkenroth Rosenheim (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Kausen Dickendorf Malberg (Westerwald) Steinebach/Sieg Fensdorf Gebhardshain Elben (Westerwald) Steineroth Molzhain Selbach (Sieg) Forst (bei Wissen, Sieg) Bitzen Etzbach Roth (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Bruchertseifen Fürthen Hamm (Sieg) Seelbach bei Hamm (Sieg) Breitscheidt Pracht Birkenbeul Niederirsen Kircheib Hirz-Maulsbach Fiersbach Mehren (Westerwald) Rettersen Ersfeld Hasselbach (Westerwald) Forstmehren Kraam Werkhausen Oberirsen Weyerbusch Hemmelzen Neitersen Birnbach Ölsen Schöneberg (Westerwald) Stürzelbach Fluterschen Oberwambach Berod bei Hachenburg Gieleroth Almersbach Altenkirchen (Westerwald) Michelbach (Westerwald) Ingelbach Sörth Mammelzen Eichelhardt Idelberg Isert Helmeroth Racksen Volkerzen Hilgenroth Obererbach (Westerwald) Bachenberg Busenhausen Heupelzen Wölmersen Kettenhausen Helmenzen Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Neuwied Westerwaldkreis Landkreis Neuwiedmap
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Eichelhardt is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld .

Geographical location

Eichelhardt is located about 5 km northeast of Altenkirchen on the federal highway 256 in the direction of Wissen . The designation “ore road” for the B 256 still reminds today of the importance of this earlier transport route for ore mined in the area .

The residential area “Hof Talblick” to the west belongs to Eichelhardt .

Neighboring places are Bruchertseifen in the north, Giesenhausen in the southeast, Volkerzen in the west and Racksen in the northwest.


The place was shaped by mining for a long time . At the site of the Petersbach mine, mining has been proven for the period before 1674 and again in 1770. It has been used to varying degrees since then, decommissioned in 1891 and reopened in 1899. The mine was finally shut down in 1937; with a depth of 1,025 meters and almost 600 employees, it was one of the most important ore mines in the Altenkirchen district.

Eichelhardt belonged country wonderfully to Sayn . After the introduction of the Reformation in the county of Sayn, the inhabitants were first Lutheran and later reformed . After the division of the County of Sayn in the 17th century, Eichelhardt was part of the County of Sayn-Altenkirchen . Within the county, Eichelhardt belonged to the parish of Altenkirchen, which also represented a secular administrative unit and exercised lower jurisdiction . In 1787, 19 households were counted in Eichelhardt.

In 1803, the county and thus Eichelhardt was awarded to the Principality of Nassau-Usingen in the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss , which became part of the Duchy of Nassau in 1806 . As a result of the resolutions passed at the Congress of Vienna (1815) and a treaty concluded between Nassau and Prussia, the two formerly Saynian counties were ceded to the Kingdom of Prussia .

Under the Prussian administration, Eichelhardt belonged to the Altenkirchen mayor in the district of the same name that was newly formed in 1816 in the administrative district of Koblenz , which belonged to the Rhine province from 1822 onwards.

Population development

The development of the population of Eichelhardt, the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 129
1835 169
1871 262
1905 287
1939 338
1950 415
year Residents
1961 408
1970 410
1987 394
1997 444
2005 482
2019 519


Municipal council

The local council in Eichelhardt consists of twelve council members, who were elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote, and the honorary local mayor as chairman. Until the 2019 election, the municipal council consisted of eight members. According to Rhineland-Palatinate electoral law , the increase resulted from the increase in the number of inhabitants to over 500.


Rainer Zeuner became local mayor of Eichelhardt on July 17, 2019. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected for five years with 89.27% ​​of the vote. Zeuner is the successor to Friedhelm Höller.

Economy and Infrastructure

In addition to a few part-time farmers , medium-sized businesses determine the employment structure. The Eifelwerk precision casting GmbH is a foundry for aluminum castings and metal finishing for various industries. The brothers Schumacher GmbH is a supplier of machinery and transport of agricultural equipment. There are also various basic supply shops in Eichelhardt.

Cultural monuments

List of cultural monuments in Eichelhardt



  • Kurt Idelberger: 150 years of Gasthof Scheel. In: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen 47 (2004), pp. 69–71.
  • Kurt Idelberger: "Bergbauernprobleme" 1763 in the area around Eichelhardt. In: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen, 28 (1985), p. 215.
  • Kurt Idelberger: The last "Hannel" (cattle trade). In: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen, 45 (2002), pp. 287–291.
  • Kurt Idelberger: The old school in Eichelhardt and its teachers. In: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen, 42 (1999), pp. 136-139.
  • Daniel Schneider: The history of the local community Obererbach (Westerwald). The villages of Hacksen, Niedererbach, Obererbach and Koberstein from the Middle Ages to the present. 2 volumes, Obererbach 2009, ISBN 978-3-00-027494-7 (with numerous references to Eichelhardt).

Web links

Commons : Eichelhardt  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. a b State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2018 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 7 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
  3. ^ Daniel Schneider: The development of denominations in the county of Sayn in the ground plan, in: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen 58 (2015), pp. 74-80.
  4. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Eichelhardt. Retrieved December 22, 2019 .
  6. Mitteilungsblatt Verbandsgemeinde Altenkirchen: From the constituent meeting of the local council on July 17, 2019. Linus Wittich Medien GmbH, edition 38/2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .
  7. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, ninth line of results. Retrieved December 22, 2019 .