|Height :||437 m above sea level NHN|
|Residents :||36 (2007)|
|Postal code :||91598|
|Area code :||09803|
The hamlet is located on the Furtgraben, a left tributary of the Altmühl . In the north-west lies the Bergfeld , in the north-east the Lange Strichfeld , approx. 1 km north of the Sauberg ( ). The state road 2245 leads via Anfelden to a junction of the B 13 at Oberdachstetten (4.5 km north) or to state road 2250 near Unterfelden (1.7 km south). The district road AN 2 branches off from the St 2245 to Unterhegenau (1.3 km east). The Franconian Marienweg runs through the village .
In the 16-point report of the Brandenburg-Ansbach Oberamt Colmberg from 1608, ten teams were recorded for Oberhegenau: two properties were subordinate to the Colmberg caste office and eight properties to the Herrieden provost's office in Eichstätt . The High Court exercised the Vogtamt Colmberg . In the 16-point report of the Colmberg Oberamt from 1681, the manorial conditions for Oberhegenau are unchanged. The high court continued to exercise the Colmberg Vogtamt, but this was disputed by the Brandenburg-Bayreuth Schultheißenamt Markt Bergel .
Towards the end of the 18th century, Binzwangen formed a community with Oberhegenau. There were still ten properties in Oberhegnau. The high court exercised the mayor's office in Markt Bergel. The village and community rulership was held by the Eichstättische Vogtamt Aurach . The landlords were the Kastenamt Colmberg (two properties) and the Provost Office Herrieden (eight properties). In addition to the property, there were also communal buildings (shepherd's house, breaker's house ).
From 1797 to 1808 the place was subordinate to the Justice Office Leutershausen and Chamber Office Colmberg .
As part of the municipal edict, Oberhegenau was assigned to the Binzwangen tax district formed in 1808 . It also belonged to the rural community of Binzwangen, founded in 1810 . On May 1, 1978, Oberhegenau was incorporated into Colmberg as part of the regional reform .
The residents of the Evangelical Lutheran denomination are parish to St. Sebastian, Cornelius and Cyprian (Binzwangen) , the residents of the Roman Catholic denomination to St. Johannis (Rothenburg ob der Tauber) .
- Johann Kaspar Bundschuh : Oberhegenau . In: Geographical Statistical-Topographical Lexicon of Franconia . tape 4 : Ni-R . Verlag der Stettinische Buchhandlung, Ulm 1801, DNB 790364301 , OCLC 833753101 , Sp. 174-175 ( digitized version ).
- Manfred Jehle: Ansbach: the margravial chief offices Ansbach, Colmberg-Leutershausen, Windsbach, the Nuremberg nursing office Lichtenau and the Deutschordensamt (Wolframs-) Eschenbach (= historical atlas of Bavaria, part Franconia . I, 35). tape 2 . Commission for Bavarian State History, Munich 2009, ISBN 978-3-7696-6856-8 , p. 896 .
- Oberhegenau in the location database of the Bavarian State Library Online . Bavarian State Library
- Oberhegenau in the Topographia Franconiae of the University of Würzburg , accessed on September 16, 2019.
- Oberhegenau in the historical directory of the association for computer genealogy
- www.colmberg.de ( Memento of the original from November 11, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (Accessed February 29, 2012). In comparison with the official statistics, the population figures presumably refer to a population between 2007 and 2008.
- Oberhegenau in Bavaria Atlas
- State Archives Nuremberg , 16-point reports 6/1, 9r. Quoted from M. Jehle, Vol. 2, p. 704.
- State Archives Nuremberg , 16-Punkt -berichte 6/2, 26. Quoted from M. Jehle, Vol. 2, p. 709.
- M. Jehle, Vol. 2, p. 896.
- JK Bundschuh, Vol. 4, Col. 174f .: “ Oberhegenau, Eichstättischer Weiler in the upper and Vogtamte Wahrberg-Aurach, where eight subjects of this place belong together with the shepherd's staff and the communal glory. The place is [Sp. 175] to Binzwang, from which it is only a couple of rifle shots far southeast and just as the hamlet Unterfelden, as not far from it Unterhegenau is opposite the hamlet Unterfelden, so that these 4 hamlets form a perfect square together. The other subjects are there, along with the Fraisch Ansbachisch. "
- State Archives Nuremberg , Government of Middle Franconia, Chamber of the Interior, Levy 1952, 3863: Formation of the municipal and rural communities in the district court Leutershausen 1810. Quoted from M. Jehle, vol. 2, p. 964.
- M. Jehle, Vol. 2, p. 980.
- Only inhabited houses are given. In 1818 these were referred to as hearths , in 1840 as houses , and from 1885 to 1987 as residential buildings.
- Alphabetical index of all the localities contained in the Rezatkkreis according to its constitution by the newest organization: with indication of a. the tax districts, b. Judicial Districts, c. Rent offices in which they are located, then several other statistical notes . Ansbach 1818, p. 66 ( digitized version ).
- Eduard Vetter (Ed.): Statistical handbook and address book of Middle Franconia in the Kingdom of Bavaria . Self-published, Ansbach 1846, p. 186 ( digitized version ).
- Joseph Heyberger, Chr. Schmitt, v. Wachter: Topographical-statistical manual of the Kingdom of Bavaria with an alphabetical local dictionary . In: K. Bayer. Statistical Bureau (Ed.): Bavaria. Regional and folklore of the Kingdom of Bavaria . tape 5 . Literary and artistic establishment of the JG Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, Munich 1867, Sp. 987 , urn : nbn: de: bvb: 12-bsb10374496-4 ( digitized ).
- Kgl. Statistical Bureau (ed.): Complete list of localities of the Kingdom of Bavaria. According to districts, administrative districts, court districts and municipalities, including parish, school and post office affiliation ... with an alphabetical general register containing the population according to the results of the census of December 1, 1875 . Adolf Ackermann, Munich 1877, 2nd section (population figures from 1871, cattle figures from 1873), Sp. 1153 , urn : nbn: de: bvb: 12-bsb00052489-4 ( digitized version ).
- K. Bayer. Statistical Bureau (Ed.): Localities directory of the Kingdom of Bavaria. According to government districts, administrative districts, ... then with an alphabetical register of locations, including the property and the responsible administrative district for each location. LIV. Issue of the contributions to the statistics of the Kingdom of Bavaria. Munich 1888, Section III, Sp. 1172 ( digitized version ).
- K. Bayer. Statistical Bureau (Ed.): Directory of localities of the Kingdom of Bavaria, with alphabetical register of places . LXV. Issue of the contributions to the statistics of the Kingdom of Bavaria. Munich 1904, Section II, Sp. 1243 ( digitized version ).
- Bavarian State Statistical Office (ed.): Localities directory for the Free State of Bavaria according to the census of June 16, 1925 and the territorial status of January 1, 1928 . Issue 109 of the articles on Bavaria's statistics. Munich 1928, Section II, Sp. 1281 ( digitized version ).
- Bavarian State Statistical Office (ed.): Official place directory for Bavaria - edited on the basis of the census of September 13, 1950 . Issue 169 of the articles on Bavaria's statistics. Munich 1952, DNB 453660975 , Section II, Sp. 1109 ( digitized version ).
- Bavarian State Statistical Office (ed.): Official city directory for Bavaria, territorial status on October 1, 1964 with statistical information from the 1961 census . Issue 260 of the articles on Bavaria's statistics. Munich 1964, DNB 453660959 , Section II, Sp. 813 ( digitized version ).
- Bavarian State Statistical Office (ed.): Official place directory for Bavaria . Issue 335 of the articles on Bavaria's statistics. Munich 1973, DNB 740801384 , p. 168 ( digitized version ).
- Bavarian State Office for Statistics and Data Processing (Ed.): Official local directory for Bavaria, territorial status: May 25, 1987 . Issue 450 of the articles on Bavaria's statistics. Munich November 1991, DNB 94240937X , p. 325 ( digitized version ).