District Höchst

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Basic data
Prussian Province Hessen-Nassau
Administrative district Wiesbaden
County seat High on the Main
Inventory period 1886-1928
surface 143.5 km²
Residents 86,129 (1925)
Population density 600 inhabitants / km² (1925)
Communities 21 (1886)
18 (1928)
Map (1905)
County of Höchst

The Höchst am Main district was a district in the Wiesbaden administrative district of the Prussian province of Hessen-Nassau , located between the city of Frankfurt am Main in the east and the Wiesbaden district in the west. The county seat was Höchst am Main .


The district Höchst was formed on April 1, 1886 as part of a regional reform in the province of Hessen-Nassau from the communities of the old office Höchst (except the community Heddernheim ) and the communities Langenhain , Lorsbach and Marxheim of the old office Hochheim . The district area had formed the eastern part of the Mainkreis founded in 1867 .

On July 1, 1917, Sindlingen , Unterliederbach and Zeilsheim were incorporated into the city of Höchst am Main.

The Höchst district was dissolved on April 1, 1928. The city of Höchst am Main and the communities of Griesheim , Nied , Schwanheim and Sossenheim were incorporated into the independent city of Frankfurt am Main . All other communities became part of the newly established Main-Taunus-Kreis . The Frankfurt district of Höchst remained the administrative seat of the Main-Taunus-Kreis until 1987.

Population development

year Residents
1900 55,493
1910 76,811
1925 86,129

District administrators

Seal of the district administrator of the Höchst district

The district administrators were:


The Höchst district originally included 21 cities and municipalities, eight of which became districts of Frankfurt am Main and 13 municipalities were assigned to the Main-Taunus district, which comprises a total of 45 cities and municipalities. The towns and municipalities in the district are listed below:

former parish today's parish today's circle
Eschborn Eschborn Main-Taunus-Kreis
Griesheim Frankfurt am Main Frankfurt am Main
Hattersheim Hattersheim am Main Main-Taunus-Kreis
Höchst am Main , city Frankfurt am Main Frankfurt am Main
Hofheim am Taunus Hofheim am Taunus Main-Taunus-Kreis
Kriftel Kriftel Main-Taunus-Kreis
Langenhain Hofheim am Taunus Main-Taunus-Kreis
Lorsbach Hofheim am Taunus Main-Taunus-Kreis
Marxheim Hofheim am Taunus Main-Taunus-Kreis
Muenster Kelkheim Main-Taunus-Kreis
Nied Frankfurt am Main Frankfurt am Main
Niederhofheim Liederbach am Taunus Main-Taunus-Kreis
Oberliederbach Liederbach am Taunus Main-Taunus-Kreis
Okriftel Hattersheim am Main Main-Taunus-Kreis
Schwanheim Frankfurt am Main Frankfurt am Main
Sindlingen ( 1917 to Höchst ) Frankfurt am Main Frankfurt am Main
Soden am Taunus Bad Soden am Taunus Main-Taunus-Kreis
Sossenheim Frankfurt am Main Frankfurt am Main
Sulzbach Sulzbach Main-Taunus-Kreis
Unterliederbach ( 1917 to Höchst ) Frankfurt am Main Frankfurt am Main
Zeilsheim ( 1917 to Höchst ) Frankfurt am Main Frankfurt am Main

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Register of municipalities in Germany 1900: Landkreis Höchst
  2. ^ A b Michael Rademacher: German administrative history from the unification of the empire in 1871 to the reunification in 1990. District Höchst. (Online material for the dissertation, Osnabrück 2006).
  3. ↑ District order for the province of Hessen-Nassau 1886 (digitized version)
  4. ^ "Sindlingen, City of Frankfurt am Main". Historical local dictionary for Hessen. (As of November 11, 2014). In: Landesgeschichtliches Informationssystem Hessen (LAGIS).