Until 1815 Kähnitzsch belonged to the office of Annaburg . In 1550 "seven possessed men" lived here, including a gardener, who were directly subordinate to the Lochau office. Another eight possessed men were subordinate to the Saxon office of Schweinitz . In 1938 it became a district of Axien , which in turn became a district of Annaburg on January 1, 2011.
An earlier spelling of the place name was Kenitzsch (1550).
Kähnitzsch was parish in Axien.
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