Wernersreuth was mentioned for the first time in 1140 as "Wernherisrvte" and was given by Margrave Diepold III. transferred from Vohburg to the Waldsassen monastery . The church or at least the tower of today's village church was probably built in the 12th or 13th century, making it one of the oldest church buildings in this area. In 1390 the place consisted of eight courtyards, two half-courtyards and a hostel. In the Thirty Years' War almost all property were destroyed in the village. In 1719 Wernersreuth became an independent parish.
On January 1, 1971, parts of the dissolved Rosall community were added. On April 1, 1971, Wernersreuth was incorporated into the Neualbenreuth market.
The All Saints Church is about one kilometer to the west in a clearing in the area of the community of Leonberg , district of Pfaffenreuth, but belongs to the parish of Wernersreuth. Wernersreuth forms a parish community together with the parish of Leonberg.
- Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 580 .