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Coat of arms of the local community Erdesbach
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Coordinates: 49 ° 34 '  N , 7 ° 27'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Kusel
Association municipality : Kusel-Altenglan
Height : 201 m above sea level NHN
Area : 3.93 km 2
Residents: 569 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 145 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 66887
Area code : 06381
License plate : KUS
Community key : 07 3 36 022
Association administration address: Marktplatz 1
66869 Kusel
Website :
Local Mayor : Ralf Lukas
Location of the local community Erdesbach in the district of Kusel
Waldmohr Dunzweiler Breitenbach (Pfalz) Schönenberg-Kübelberg Gries (Pfalz) Brücken (Pfalz) Dittweiler Altenkirchen (Pfalz) Ohmbach Frohnhofen Nanzdietschweiler Börsborn Steinbach am Glan Krottelbach Langenbach (Pfalz) Herschweiler-Pettersheim Wahnwegen Henschtal Hüffler Quirnbach/Pfalz Rehweiler Glan-Münchweiler Matzenbach Selchenbach Herchweiler Albessen Konken Ehweiler Schellweiler Etschberg Theisbergstegen Haschbach am Remigiusberg Kusel Blaubach Oberalben Dennweiler-Frohnbach Körborn Thallichtenberg Ruthweiler Reichweiler Pfeffelbach Rathsweiler Niederalben Ulmet Erdesbach Bedesbach Rammelsbach Altenglan Welchweiler Elzweiler Horschbach Bosenbach Rutsweiler am Glan Föckelberg Niederstaufenbach Oberstaufenbach Neunkirchen am Potzberg Jettenbach (Pfalz) Rothselberg Kreimbach-Kaulbach Wolfstein Rutsweiler an der Lauter Eßweiler Oberweiler im Tal Aschbach (Westpfalz) Hinzweiler Oberweiler-Tiefenbach Relsberg Hefersweiler Einöllen Reipoltskirchen Nußbach (Pfalz) Hoppstädten Kappeln (bei Lauterecken) Medard (Glan) Odenbach Adenbach Ginsweiler Cronenberg (bei Lauterecken) Hohenöllen Heinzenhausen Lohnweiler Lauterecken Unterjeckenbach Langweiler (bei Lauterecken) Merzweiler Homberg (bei Lauterecken) Herren-Sulzbach Grumbach (Landkreis Kusel) Kirrweiler (bei Lauterecken) Sankt Julian Hausweiler Wiesweiler Deimberg Buborn Glanbrücken Offenbach-Hundheim Nerzweiler Saarland Landkreis Birkenfeld Landkreis Bad Kreuznach Donnersbergkreis Kaiserslautern Landkreis Südwestpfalz Landkreis Kaiserslautern Landkreis Südwestpfalzmap
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Erdesbach is a municipality in the Kusel district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Kusel-Altenglan .


The place is in the Kuseler Musikantenland in the West Palatinate on the Glan . To the north is Ulmet , south Bedesbach .


The village was first mentioned in 1364 as Ertenspach .

Initially belonging to the county of Veldenz , the place fell to the newly formed county of Pfalz-Zweibrücken , whose further fate Erdesbach shared with the extinction of its male line in 1444 .

Like the other villages in the area, Erdesbach also suffered severe devastation and casualties in the 17th century, especially from the Thirty Years' War . After the war it was considered to be almost completely extinct, and new families began to immigrate. Further wars, such as the War of the Palatinate Succession , brought new setbacks. It was not until the 18th century that the population began to grow steadily.

From 1801 to 1814 Erdesbach belonged to France as part of the Saardepartement , Arrondissement Birkenfeld , Canton Kusel, Mairie Ulmet. At the Congress of Vienna , the Palatinate on the left bank of the Rhine fell to Austria in 1815 and to the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1816 on the basis of an exchange contract . The place was now assigned to the Landkommissariat Kusel , Mayor's Office Ulmet, in the Bavarian Rhine District.

After the Second World War , Erdesbach became part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate within the French occupation zone . In the course of the first Rhineland-Palatinate administrative reform , the place was assigned to the Verbandsgemeinde Altenglan in 1972 , which was merged into the Verbandsgemeinde Kusel-Altenglan in 2018 .


Municipal council

The council in Erdesbach consists of twelve council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman.


Ralf Lukas was re-confirmed as local mayor of Erdesbach on June 26, 2019. The election was carried out by the council in accordance with the municipal regulations, as there were no applicants for the direct election on May 26, 2019.

Lukas' predecessor was Helmut Drumm.

coat of arms

Erdesbach coat of arms
Blazon : "Divided by black and blue by a silver wavy bar, above a growing, red-armored, tongued and crowned golden lion, below a silver miter covered with red stones with fluttering ribbons."
Justification for the coat of arms: The miter in the coat of arms refers to the earlier belonging to the diocese of Reims . The lion comes from the coat of arms of the Wittelsbach family , the ruling family of Pfalz-Zweibrücken .

Economy and Infrastructure

The B 420 runs through the village . The A 62 is in the south . In Altenglan there is a train station of the Glantalbahn .

Sons and daughters of the church

  • Georg Drumm (1874–1959), later musician and composer living in the USA. He composed the march "Hail to the Chief" , which is played on official occasions such as the presidential introduction to the White House.
  • Otto Brückner (1899–1989), art and local painter
  • Albert Zink (1900–1969), teacher and local history researcher

See also


Web links

Commons : Erdesbach  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. Günter Stein: Erdesbach. Surname. In: Institute for Historical Regional Studies at the University of Mainz eV, accessed on May 19, 2020 .
  3. a b c d Günter Stein: Erdesbach. Outline of the local history. In: Institute for Historical Regional Studies at the University of Mainz eV, accessed on May 19, 2020 .
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  5. Ralf Lukas elected again as mayor of Erdesbach. Die Rheinpfalz, June 27, 2019, accessed on May 10, 2020 .
  6. ^ The State Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Kusel-Altenglan, Verbandsgemeinde, eleventh line of results. Retrieved May 10, 2020 .
  7. ^ Dennis Bachmann: More volunteers welcome. Die Rheinpfalz, September 5, 2018, accessed on May 10, 2020 .
  8. ^ "The great book of arms of the Palatinate", Karl-Heinz Debus, Verlag W. Gräber, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse
  9. ^ A b c Günter Stein: Erdesbach. Personalities. In: Institute for Historical Regional Studies at the University of Mainz eV, accessed on May 19, 2020 .