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|County :||Rhein-Lahn district|
|Association municipality :||Nasta|
|Height :||332 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||6.86 km 2|
|Residents:||434 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||63 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||56357|
|Area code :||06772|
|License plate :||EMS, DIZ, GOH|
|Community key :||07 1 41 097|
|Association administration address:||Bahnhofstrasse 1
|Mayoress :||Peggy Beyer|
|Location of the community Niederwallmenach in the Rhein-Lahn district|
Niederwallmenach was first mentioned in a document in 1138. The name Walmelach can be found in old documents . Perhaps this name comes from Valiniacum and means estate of Valinius. From this one can infer that there was once a Roman settlement here. The oldest surviving document is on October 21, 1138 under the reign of King Konrad III. issued by Hohenstaufen. This document also mentions the tithe of Walmelach, which was given to the St. Goar monastery .
- This Gau was under the Count of Arnstein (1048). The last Arnsteiner Ludwig III. became a monk in 1139 and transformed his eponymous castle in the Dörsbachtal an der Lahn into an Arnstein monastery . He died in 1185, and the lords of Isenburg now came into the possession of Niederwallmenach .
In 1414, Philipp von Isenburg-Grenzau sold his villages Niederwallmenach and Reitzenhain for 1100 guilders to Count Philipp von Nassau-Saarbrücken . The latter sold them to Count Johann III in 1416 for 1200 guilders . from Katzenelnbogen.
Niederwallmenach thus belonged to the Niedergrafschaft Katzenelnbogen , to the Reichenberg office and formed the Niederwallmenach court with Reitzenhain , the Schwall court near Nastatten, the Heppenheft castle, later Heppenhof. When the last Count von Katzenelnbogen Philipp died in 1479 , his land fell to the husband of his daughter Anna, Landgrave Heinrich III. of Hessen . This came to Hesse and belonged to it until 1806. From 1806 to 1813 the Lower County was under French administration. Through the Wars of Liberation France lost the German lands again.
The Niedergrafschaft Katzenelnbogen returned to Hessen-Kassel in 1813. Niederwallmenach came to Prussia in 1815 and Nassau in 1816 , so it ultimately became Nassau. In the so-called German War (1866), the Duchy of Nassau was again taken over by Prussia. The Duchy of Nassau was no longer an independent state and the “Nassau Lion” ruled over the village of Niederwallmenach for only 50 years. In the Kingdom of Prussia, the place belonged to the province of Hessen-Nassau . After the First World War , Niederwallmenach was in the French zone; the French did not leave until 1929. The place was captured by US troops on March 27, 1945.
In 1969 the place became part of the Rhein-Lahn district. In 1972 Niederwallmenach became part of the association community Nastätten.
The local mayor of Niederwallmenach is Peggy Beyer. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, she was re-elected with 79.20% of the vote.
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, 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. 44 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Niederwallmenach. Retrieved November 6, 2019 .
- The State Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Nastätten, Verbandsgemeinde, 20th line of results. Retrieved November 6, 2019 .