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City of Gummersbach
Coordinates: 50 ° 59 ′ 59 ″  N , 7 ° 32 ′ 39 ″  E
Height : 210–238 m above sea level NN
Residents : 65  (Jun. 30, 2016)
Postal code : 51645
Area code : 02261
Liefenroth (Gummersbach)

Location of Liefenroth in Gummersbach

Liefenroth 2007
Liefenroth 2007

Liefenroth is a district of the city of Gummersbach in the Oberbergischer Kreis in the administrative district of Cologne in North Rhine-Westphalia .


The village is located in the valley of the Strombach on an eastern foothill of the Hundskbochen (357 m above sea level). The district road K 41, which crosses the town, connects it with the districts of Vollmerhausen in the south and Hardt-Hanfgarten in the north.


Like many other clearing locations, Liefenroth was probably cleared in 10/11. Founded in the 18th century as a single farm The place was first mentioned in 1542 when Martyn and other residents of Leyfflynckroede were listed in the Turkish tax list.

Older sources speak of the existence of a chapel, but its location can no longer be verified; just as little as that of a rod hammer on site. The operation of a distillery around 1830 is better documented.

In the second half of the 18th century, Liefenroth had roughly the same number of inhabitants as Dieringhausen, around 40 . However, while the latter district, located in the Aggertal , grew 35-fold from the end of the 19th century in the course of industrialization up to 1910, the population of Liefenroth stagnated at 67 in the same period.


Every year the village community of Liefenroth organizes the village festival with the " Krampenschießen ".

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Jürgen Woelke: Alt-Gummersbach. In contemporary images and views. Volume 2: A foray through the city and its 70 villages. Gronenberg, Gummersbach 1980, ISBN 3-88265-024-9 .
  2. ^ Klaus Pampus: First documentary naming of Oberbergischer places (= contributions to Oberbergischen history. Sonderbd. 1). Oberbergische Department 1924 eV of the Bergisches Geschichtsverein, Gummersbach 1998, ISBN 3-88265-206-3 .
  3. ^ Johann Friedrich Franz von Steinen : Special history of the parishes of Gummersbach, Gimborn, Marienheide, Müllenbach and Lieberhausen . Luyken, Gummersbach 1856.