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Coordinates: 50 ° 47 '  N , 7 ° 50'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Betzdorf-Gebhardshain
Height : 216 m above sea level NHN
Area : 2.66 km 2
Residents: 2043 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 768 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57584
Area code : 02741
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 098
Association administration address: Hellerstraße 2
57518 Betzdorf
Website :
Local Mayor : Harald Dohm ( CDU )
Location of the local community Scheuerfeld 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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Scheuerfeld is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Betzdorf-Gebhardshain community .


In a document from 914, in which the border of the old parish district Haiger was recorded, Scheuerfeld first appeared as Sciurefeld (pronounced: Schürefeld). The current place name developed from the later versions Schürefeld , Schurfeld and Schurdfeld .

In 1481 Wolf and Wilhelm von Seelbach accepted the Scheuerfeld farms and estates as a fief from the Count of Sayn . In 1745 the three Urhöfe (Oberscheuerfelder Hof, Beerhof and Niederscheuerfelder Hof) and the Hintenhof are mentioned as tax-free Junker estates. In 1781, a lease agreement was signed between the Saynian administration and the then mayor for the benefit of the Scheuerfeld citizens of the Muhlau estate. Later it was bought by the tenants.

The commissioning of the Siegtaleisenbahn in 1861 and the associated economic development caused the population of Scheuerfeld to rise sharply.

Population development

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

Population development in Scheuerfeld from 1815 to 2017 according to the table below
year Residents
1815 157
1835 215
1871 337
1905 684
1939 980
1950 1,210
1961 1,565
1970 1,892
1987 1,960
1997 2,207
year Residents
2000 2,215
2005 2.168
2006 2,155
2007 2.135
2008 2.127
2009 2,098
2010 2,093
2011 2,081
2012 2,094
2017 2.003


Municipal council

The local council in Scheuerfeld 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 chairman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD CDU FWG total
2019 5 11 - 16 seats
2014 6th 7th 3 16 seats
2009 5 7th 4th 16 seats
2004 5 6th 5 16 seats
  • FWG = Free Voter Group Scheuerfeld e. V.


Harald Dohm (CDU) has been the local mayor since September 2014. In the local election on May 26, 2019, he was re-elected with 89.51%.

Former local mayor

  • 1964 to September 30, 1985: Josef Dörner († 1995)
  • until 2012: Bernd Stahl
  • 2012 to 2014: Katrin Klein (SPD)

coat of arms

Scheuerfeld coat of arms
Blazon : “Under a golden corrugated shield head by a silver sloping bar, covered with three black diamonds, divided by blue and red. Above three three-line golden ears of corn with intersecting stalks. Below is a golden pickaxe (scraper) with a handle positioned at an angle. "
Justification of the coat of arms: The wavy ribbon represents the victory . The silver diagonal right-hand bar with three black diamonds on top of each other indicates the earlier possessions of the Lords of Seelbach. Three golden ears of wheat in the blue field symbolize the three original farms (Oberscheuerfelder Hof, Beerhof, and Niederscheuerfelder Hof) and the farming community. The golden hoe in the red field indicates the long period of ore mining on site and the mention of the Sciurefeld settlement in the Middle Ages.


Cultural monuments

List of cultural monuments in Scheuerfeld


Scheuerfeld has a station on the victory path defined by the guidelines of the regional train line 90 ( Westerwald win-Bahn ) ( Kreuztal - Siegen - Au (Sieg) - Altenkirchen - Hachenburg - Nistertal / Bad Marienberg - Westerburg - Diez East Limburg on the Lahn ) of the Hessische Landesbahn , Dreiländerbahn area is usually served hourly according to the Rhineland-Palatinate cycle . Scheuerfeld was also the starting point for the now closed Scheuerfeld – Emmerzhausen ( Westerwaldbahn ) railway .

Web links

Commons : Scheuerfeld  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. a b State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Scheuerfeld. Retrieved November 13, 2019 .
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
  5. Harald Dohm introduced into office in Siegener Zeitung on September 29, 2014, accessed on May 2, 2016
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Betzdorf-Gebhardshain, Verbandsgemeinde, 15th line of results. Retrieved November 13, 2019 .
  7. An honorable memory of the dead . In: Siegerländer Heimat- und Geschichtsverein e. V. (Ed.): Siegerländer Heimatkalender 1996 . 71st edition. Verlag für Heimatliteratur, p. 41 .