|Height :||246 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||8.08 km²|
|Residents :||941 (December 31, 2018)|
|Population density :||116 inhabitants / km²|
|Incorporation :||1st February 1971|
|Postal code :||64750|
|Area code :||06066|
More than three quarters of the district, namely 638 hectares, are forest. Haingrund is an elongated street village in the Steinbach valley with just under 1,000 inhabitants.
The history of the settlement has only been researched incompletely. In Roman times there was a small fort of the Odenwald Limes and several watchtowers in the "Windlücke" forest department ; civil settlement has not been proven.
See also separate article: Small fort Windlücke .
From 12./13. In the 19th century there were probably two settlements: on the one hand, "Walderlebach" in the area of today's Unterdorf or further down the valley, probably a branch settlement in neighboring Mainz, Wörth am Main ; on the other hand the Breubergische "Hennegrund" in the area of the upper village. From 1806 Haingrund is the sole official place name of the two settlements that have now grown together. Until 1848 Haingrund was co-administered by the neighboring community of Seckmauern .
From November 22, 1848, the place received its own mayor's office . On February 1, 1971, as part of the regional reform in Hesse, the voluntary amalgamation with Seckmauern to the municipality of Steinbachtal took place , which in turn merged into the municipality of Lützelwiebelsbach on August 1, 1972 , which has been called Lützelbach since July 1, 1973 . For Haingrund, as for every part of the newly created community, a local district was formed with a local advisory board and local councilor .
The Protestant Christians belong to the Seckmauern parish, the Catholic to the Seckmauern parish (Lützelbach parish group). The local Catholic church (Holy Cross, built in 1956) is used twice a month by the Protestant community for church services.
Economy and Infrastructure
Like many Odenwald villages, Haingrund never had greater economic strength; the majority of the population was active in agriculture and forestry, with the narrow valley location creating adverse conditions. For this reason, too, there is still no larger commercial space.
The largest company on site is Tartler Zeltbau AG. In addition to smaller craft and trading companies, Franpack, a major supplier of packaging machines, is also based in Haingrund. Many residents commute to the neighboring industrial locations of Neustadt and Elsenfeld.
- Internet presence of the community of Lützelbach
- Districts. In: Internet presence. Lützelbach community, archived from the original on October 28, 2012 ; accessed on September 3, 2018 .
- Haingrund, Odenwaldkreis. Historical local dictionary for Hessen. In: Landesgeschichtliches Informationssystem Hessen (LAGIS).
- Lützelbach in numbers. In: Internet presence. Lützelbach community, accessed in August 2019 .
- Municipal reform: mergers and integration of municipalities from January 20, 1971 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): State Gazette for the State of Hesse. 1971 No. 6 , p. 248 , para. 24 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 6.2 MB ]).
- Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Stuttgart and Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 358 and 359 .