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|County :||Bad Kreuznach|
|Association municipality :||Nahe-Glan|
|Height :||160 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||13.14 km 2|
|Residents:||1304 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||99 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||55566|
|Area code :||06751|
|License plate :||KH|
|Community key :||07 1 33 064|
|Association administration address:||Marktplatz 11
55566 Bad Sobernheim
|Mayoress :||Renate Weingarth-Schenk ( CDU )|
|Location of the local community Meddersheim in the Bad Kreuznach district|
Meddersheim also includes the Lohmühle, Schliffgesmühle and Am Meisenheimer path residential areas as well as the "Felke-Kurhaus Menschel" (Englischer Hof).
Meddersheim was already settled in Celtic and Roman times. Various finds of the remains of a Roman estate on the Römerstrasse, extensive foundations and an ancient water pipe bear witness to this.
The village of Meddersheim belonged to the Archbishops of Mainz until the 13th century, after which it passed into the possession of the Wildgraves on the Kyrburg , in this hand it remained until the Revolutionary Wars at the end of the 18th century. Several lords always shared the feudal and tithe rights. The French took over the French administrative structures on the left bank of the Rhine in 1798 , Meddersheim became the seat of a Mairie in the canton Meisenheim , which belonged to the Saardepartement and included the communities Meddersheim, Kirschroth and Staudernheim . Real division was introduced under Napoleon at the latest . This led to the fragmentation of the farms and in many cases to the impoverishment of small and micro-farmers. After the end of French rule (1814), Meddersheim was assigned to the Meisenheim Oberamt in 1816 and became the seat of a high school. Thus Meddersheim with the Oberamt Meisenheim had become the exclave of Hessen-Homburg .
1869, the area came to Prussia , Meddersheim now belonged to the circle Meisenheim in Koblenz in the Rhine Province . In 1919 the mayor offices of Meddersheim and Merxheim were merged. In 1940 the Office Meddersheim (name since 1927) was assigned to the Office Sobernheim, from which in 1969 it became the Verbandsgemeinde Sobernheim.
The remains of a brick distillery could be seen in the Lehmkaut until the 1960s. Field bricks were burned here on site. Pottery was made in the former pottery of Andreas Gottfried until 1968.
The flax that was grown extensively here in the poorer soils of the Schiffelheiden was roasted in a large flax kiln , presumably organized by a cooperative. There were larger fire vaults in the area of the Brechkaut and the break holes. At the end there was the hot air shaft of approx. 2 × 3 m, on which the flax was roasted in order to then break it and pant.
The former shepherds' houses of the herding community no longer exist since the 1950s. At times there were five mills and one pig fattening in the Meddersheim area. There was a quarry on the Ilsberg. The red clay slate sandstones were used until around the end of the 18th century. Then yellow-gray quarry sandstone from surrounding villages was used.
During the Reformation, the inhabitants of Meddersheim became Protestant under the rule of that time. During the renovation of the Evangelical Martinskirche in 1964, the baroque fence around the altar was removed. The church was used simultaneously for generations . The fence door was locked during the Catholic mass. Some epitaphs, a ceiling-high sacrament shrine in the Gothic choir and a silent organ with the cycle of pictures on the gallery testify to the prosperity of this wine, farming and craft village.
- Population development
The development of the population of Meddersheim, the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:
The local council in Meddersheim consists of 16 council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairwoman.
The distribution of seats in the municipal council:
- FWG = Free Voting Community Meddersheim e. V.
- UWG = Independent Voting Association Meddersheim e. V.
Renate Weingarth-Schenk (CDU) is the local mayor. In the local elections on May 26, 2019, she was confirmed in her office with 63.32% of the votes.
coat of arms
|Blazon : “In blue on a silver horse, the gold nimbly, red clad St. Martin, who with a silver sword assigns the red cloak to the beggar sitting on the ground; in the left upper corner a golden label with a red, blue crowned lion head inside. "|
|Justification of the coat of arms: The Martinsszene comes from an old court seal. The lion refers to the Salm-Kyrburg line of the Wild and Rhine Counts .|
Culture and sights
Cultural and natural monuments
Meddersheim belongs to the Nahe wine region . Meddersheim is known far beyond the borders of the district for its wine festival . The local winemakers offer their wines on the last weekend in August on the village square. There the festival traditionally begins with the tapping and free serving of wine from the Meddersheim wine barrel by the incumbent mayor. In addition, the local clubs provide guests with non-alcoholic drinks and food. This festival draws hundreds of people to the wine village every year.
- Werner Hilkene (1927–2010), former mayor from 1964 to 1999, holder of the medal of merit of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate , as well as the merit plaque of the association in bronze, silver and gold.
- Internet presence of the municipality of Meddersheim
- Literature about Meddersheim in the Rhineland-Palatinate State Bibliography
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2018 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 17 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
- The Regional Returning Officer RLP: City Council Election 2019 Meddersheim. Retrieved September 21, 2019 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
- The regional returning officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Bad Sobernheim, Verbandsgemeinde, ninth line of results. Retrieved September 21, 2019 .