|coat of arms||Germany map|
|County :||Rhein-Hunsrück district|
|Association municipality :||Kirchberg (Hunsrück)|
|Height :||420 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||3.89 km 2|
|Residents:||112 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||29 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||55481|
|Area code :||06763|
|License plate :||SIM, GOA|
|Community key :||07 1 40 048|
|Association administration address:||Marktplatz 5
55481 Kirchberg (Hunsrück)
|Local Mayor :||Heinz-Jürgen Ströher|
|Location of the local community of Hecken in the Rhein-Hunsrück district|
Hecken is located in the middle of the low mountain range of the Hunsrück around three kilometers south of the town of Kirchberg , on the edge of the Kyrbach valley . The name is derived from the " Hag ", which denotes an enclosed field or forest. The district measures 3.89 km² at around 390 to . About half of the district is forested.
The first written record dates from 1291. Count Johann von Sponheim allowed his Kastellaun Burgmann Herrmann of Kestilun, to his wife Sophia on the farm, which belonged to the counts of Sponheim in hedges bewittumen .
Starting with Heinrich von Hecken, who belonged to the Kirchberg jury , a knight family named themselves after the place.
With the occupation of the left bank of the Rhine in 1794 by French revolutionary troops , the place became French, in 1815 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna . Since 1946 the place has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
The Evangelical Hecker have belonged to the Evangelical Parish of Dickenschied in the Simmern-Trarbach parish since 1963 , the Catholic residents are members of the parish of St. Michael Kirchberg, just as the Evangelicals were assigned to Kirchberg until the end of 1962.
Heinz-Jürgen Ströher is the local mayor of Hecken. In the local elections on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in his office with 73.17% of the votes.
coat of arms
Blazon : "In gold from a green three-mountain, inside a silver spiral ring , growing a red heraldic rose with green tipped and blue velvet on a curved green stem with five-leaf green shoots on both sides."
The coat of arms of the local community of Hecken was approved in 1997 by the Ministry of the Interior of Rhineland-Palatinate.
|Justification for the coat of arms: The rose and the Dreiberg represent a dog rose on a hill grave and refer to the mentioned grave find with the spiral ring.|
In Hecken there are currently (2014) two full-time farms and a building trade.
A half-timbered house called Haus Ursula dates from 1878 . The former school was completely renovated in 1978. The house was used as a meeting place by a religious order for several years and is now privately owned. The building's former school bell is located in a separate bell tower and is rung in the evening and on special occasions such as deaths or church services. This was done manually until the end of 2012, and an electric motor has been doing the work ever since.
- Wolfgang Grabe, Winfried Berg: Hedges. Abbes funn friah to houd. 1290-2006. Chronicle of a Hunsrück community . Hecken local parish, 2006
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- The Regional Returning Officer RLP: City Council Election 2019 Hecken. Retrieved October 7, 2019 .
- The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Kirchberg, Verbandsgemeinde, tenth line of results. Retrieved October 8, 2019 .