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City of Schmallenberg
Coordinates: 51 ° 11 ′ 21 ″  N , 8 ° 20 ′ 6 ″  E
Height : 470 m above sea level NN
Residents : 150  (December 31, 2010)
Postal code : 57392
Huxel (Schmallenberg)

Location of Huxel in Schmallenberg

Huxel is a district of the town Schmallenberg in the Hochsauerlandkreis in North Rhine-Westphalia ( Germany ).



The place on the Westernahbach is about one kilometer east of Bad Fredeburg .

Neighboring places

Adjacent places are Bad Fredeburg and Holthausen .


The name Huxel is made up of the words Hucke (toad) and Ohl (valley). Huxel therefore means toad valley. The place was mentioned in a document in the records of the monastery Grafschaft in the 14th century . On March 10, 1335, the squire Rainer Hasenporte sold half a tithe to the monastery in Hukeshohl. In the appraisal registers 1535 and 1563 the farms Hesse and Lutteke were recorded. Huxel was completely depopulated twice, by the Thirty Years War and by the plague , so that a desert was formed. In 1645 Huxe was mapped on the Westphalia Ducatus map. In 1833 the place consisted of 11 houses. In 1895, 70 residents lived in Huxel, according to the entry in the trade and business address book of the Province of Westphalia. The village belonged to the Wormbach community until the 20th century . In 1921 it was ecclesiastically assigned to the parish of Oberkirchen and in 1964 to the political municipality of Oberkirchen. Since January 1, 1975, Huxel has been part of the extended town of Schmallenberg.

St. Elisabeth Chapel

In the Grafschafter files it is reported as early as 1610 about the delivery of a chapel fee. It is no longer possible to find out exactly where the former chapel stood. Secure documents about today's chapel can only be found in the documents from 1840. Due to a lack of funds, the chapel could only be built in 1858. According to church records, the neo-baroque altar is said to come from the Münsterland, but the exact origin is unknown.


Web links

Commons : Huxel  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Population figures Schmallenberg 2019 , accessed on June 30, 2020
  2. Franz Dempewolff: Chronik der Gemeinde Wormbach , Huxel, p. 107 ff., Fredeburg, 1942
  3. Franz Dempewolff: Chronicle of the municipality Wormbach , p 44, Fredeburg, 1942
  4. ^ Alfred Bruns: Court and Parish Oberkirchen , p. 461, Stadt Schmallenberg (ed.), 1981
  5. ^ Josef Lauber: Stammreihen Sauerland Families , Volume VII. Fredeburg, 1978
  6. ^ 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, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 335 f .