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City of Waldkappel
Coordinates: 51 ° 6 ′ 57 ″  N , 9 ° 52 ′ 21 ″  E
Height : 320 m above sea level NHN
Area : 2.29 km²
Residents : 86  (Feb 17, 2015)
Population density : 38 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st October 1971
Postal code : 37284
Area code : 05656
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Rechtebach is a district of Waldkappel in the Werra-Meißner district in North Hesse .

Geographical location

Rechtebach is located in the Stölzinger Mountains about 3 km (as the crow flies ) south of the Waldkappel core town on the Rechtebach, a small tributary of the nearby Schemmerbach . The goat club rises a little to the southwest and the Mäuseberg to the north-northeast , each with an observation tower. District road  29 (Waldkappel / Friemen - Thurnhosbach ) leads through the village .


The place was first mentioned in 1320, when the place fiefdom of the county of Ziegenhain was owned by the Lords of Boyneburg . After 1440, half of the town was a Hessian fiefdom of the Lords of Boyneburg- Stedtfeld , the other half was the fief of the Barons of Bemmelberg, a line of the Boyneburgers, and was ceded to Hesse in 1660. As "Mengedorf", in which the Landgraves of Hessen-Kassel and the Lords of Boyneburg had possessions, the place belonged to the Landgrave's Office of Bischhausen since 1654 . Since 1821, Rechtebach has belonged to the Eschwege district .

In 1939 the place had 105 inhabitants. In the course of the regional reform in Hesse , Rechtebach came to the city of Waldkappel on October 1, 1971. Before that, the place belonged to the district of Eschwege .

Individual evidence

  1. a b Rechtebach, Werra-Meißner district. Historical local dictionary for Hessen. (As of January 25, 2016). In: Landesgeschichtliches Informationssystem Hessen (LAGIS).
  2. ↑ The district of Rechtebach on the website of the city of Waldkappel, accessed in February 2016.
  3. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Stuttgart and Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 388 .

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