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Coat of arms of the local community Pleckhausen
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Coordinates: 50 ° 36 '  N , 7 ° 33'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
Height : 305 m above sea level NHN
Area : 1.99 km 2
Residents: 821 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 413 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56593
Area code : 02687
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 090
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 13
57610 Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Website :
Local Mayor : Ludger Heßeler
Location of the local community Pleckhausen in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Friesenhagen Harbach (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Niederfischbach Mudersbach Brachbach Kirchen (Sieg) Herdorf Daaden Emmerzhausen Mauden Derschen Nisterberg Friedewald (Westerwald) Weitefeld Niederdreisbach Schutzbach Grünebach Alsdorf (Westerwald) Betzdorf Scheuerfeld Wallmenroth Willroth Krunkel Horhausen (Westerwald) Pleckhausen Güllesheim Obersteinebach Niedersteinebach Bürdenbach Eulenberg (Westerwald) Peterslahr Rott (Westerwald) Burglahr Oberlahr Eichen (Westerwald) Seifen (Westerwald) Seelbach (Westerwald) Flammersfeld Kescheid Reiferscheid Berzhausen Obernau (Westerwald) Walterschen Schürdt Orfgen Ziegenhain (Westerwald) Giershausen Katzwinkel (Sieg) Birken-Honigsessen Wissen (Stadt) Hövels Mittelhof Nauroth Elkenroth Rosenheim (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Kausen Dickendorf Malberg (Westerwald) Steinebach/Sieg Fensdorf Gebhardshain Elben (Westerwald) Steineroth Molzhain Selbach (Sieg) Forst (bei Wissen, Sieg) Bitzen Etzbach Roth (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Bruchertseifen Fürthen Hamm (Sieg) Seelbach bei Hamm (Sieg) Breitscheidt Pracht Birkenbeul Niederirsen Kircheib Hirz-Maulsbach Fiersbach Mehren (Westerwald) Rettersen Ersfeld Hasselbach (Westerwald) Forstmehren Kraam Werkhausen Oberirsen Weyerbusch Hemmelzen Neitersen Birnbach Ölsen Schöneberg (Westerwald) Stürzelbach Fluterschen Oberwambach Berod bei Hachenburg Gieleroth Almersbach Altenkirchen (Westerwald) Michelbach (Westerwald) Ingelbach Sörth Mammelzen Eichelhardt Idelberg Isert Helmeroth Racksen Volkerzen Hilgenroth Obererbach (Westerwald) Bachenberg Busenhausen Heupelzen Wölmersen Kettenhausen Helmenzen Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Neuwied Westerwaldkreis Landkreis Neuwiedmap
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Pleckhausen is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld .

Pleckhausen, aerial photo (2016)

Geographical location

According to its location, Pleckhausen can be assigned to the Rhenish Westerwald . The village can be found stretched out on a gently sloping, slight ridge in the northeast, in the immediate vicinity of the parish village of Horhausen (Westerwald) . Pleckhausen is in the immediate vicinity of federal highway 256 and federal highway 3 .


Origin of name

The place name Pleckhausen suggests two things: the origin of the old German word blecken in the sense of making look , based on the free position of the place with its possibilities of agricultural use; supplemented by the suffix -hausen, which allows conclusions to be drawn about the period when the village was built. Most of the places ending in -hausen are considered to be original individual farms that were built in the area around old settlement areas ( Neuwied Basin ) in the period from the 6th to the 11th century.

The local history must above all be seen as the history of the parish and parish Horhausen , to which Pleckhausen has always listened. Weis Hallows , tithe books Mining Office files and church records provide for ample evidence.

Local history

11th to 18th centuries

Count Arnold von Arnstein owned the area around Horhausen in 1050. Gerlach II von Isenburg inherited the Horhauser Land in 1139. The parish of Horhausen was first mentioned in 1217. Archbishop Balduin von Trier transferred the lords of Isenburg village and court Horhausen to fiefdom in 1338 .

In 1397, Pleckhausen was first mentioned as Bleckhusen in a tithing definition together with other places in the region. A Seyffen hen from Pleckhausen worked in 1554 as mayor at the Horhausen court. Two years later the Reformation was introduced in the surrounding parishes, but the Horhausen parish remained Catholic. With the death of Ernst von Isenburg-Grenzau († 1664), the last of this branch of the Isenburg Counts, the area fell back as a settled fiefdom to Kurtrier , Pleckhausen now belonged to the Electorate of Herschbach . In 1668 the first hereditary letter was issued about the Pleckhauser Bannmühle . The "New Hut" on Grenzbach opened in 1678. Five years later, the first border inspection (Horhauser Weistum ) was documented. In 1684 there were 5 fireplaces in Pleckhausen, in 1717 13 houses were mentioned, in 1786 21 houses. In the meantime, in 1723, a survey of the district and the first creation of a land register took place.

19th century

In 1803, the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss brought the end of the Trier state sovereignty. Prince Friedrich Wilhelm von Nassau-Weilburg took over the office of Herschbach. Four years later there were reports of 14 school children in Pleckhausen and in 1814 the "Neue Hütte" from 1678 ceased production.

In 1815 Pleckhausen came to the Kingdom of Prussia as a result of the provisions of the Congress of Vienna and the Flammersfeld mayor's office in the Prussian Rhine Province was established . In 1846 it was decided to keep a log book for the municipal council meetings , and between 1848 and 1852 the mayor of Flammersfeld, Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen , chaired various meetings of the municipal council in Pleckhausen. In 1850, the local council decided to keep the Pleckhausen community independent in its former existence. In 1851 a citizen's purchase allowance was set for Pleckhausen. In the "Crispinus" mine field in the Pleckhauser district, in 1865 prospecting work was carried out by Fr. Krupp . In 1899 the last new survey of the Pleckhauser district was carried out.

20th century until today

Technical progress found its way into Pleckhausen when the construction of a water pipe for Pleckhausen began in 1912, the first telephone connection was switched in 1914 and the community was connected to the power grid in 1924. In 1974 the community exhibitor made a public announcement for the last time . In 1980 the local coat of arms was approved by the Koblenz district government . In 1991 the decision was made to create a village renewal concept and in 1993 to rebuild the bridge to Pleckhauser Mühle. 1997 Pleckhausen celebrated the 600th anniversary of the place.

Statistics on population development

The development of the population of Pleckhausen, the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 128
1835 150
1871 200
1905 240
1939 247
1950 277
year Residents
1961 391
1970 463
1987 564
2005 785
2011 765
2017 791


Municipal council

The council in Pleckhausen consists of twelve council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman.


Ludger Heßeler became mayor of Pleckhausen on June 27, 2019. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected for five years with 84.85% of the vote. Ludger Heßeler's predecessor was Alois Eul, who had not run again after 30 years in office.


In Pleckhausen there are still four farms as well as several small commercial and service companies, for which the location offers advantages through favorable transport connections.


Web links

Commons : Pleckhausen  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  4. Our community of Flammersfeld: baton handover in the community of Pleckhausen. Linus Wittich Medien GmbH, edition 27/2019, accessed on January 6, 2020 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, 50th result line. Retrieved January 6, 2020 .