Eichelhardt is a municipality in the district of Old Churches ( Westerwald) in Rhineland- Palatinate. It belongs to the municipality Old churches.

Geographical location

Eichelhardt is located about 5 km north-east of the Old Church on the main road 256 towards knowledge. The term " Erzstraße " for the B 256 is a reminder of the importance of this transport route for previous funded in the area of ore

To Eichelhardt heard the west lies living space courtyard valley.

Neighboring towns are Bruchertseifen in the north, Giesenhausen the southeast, Volkerzen in the west and Racksen in the northwest.


The town was influenced for a long time by mining. At the location of the pit Peter Bach is already available for the period prior to 1674 and again in 1770 Mining proven. It has since been used to varying degrees, shut down in 1891 and reopened in 1899. Definitively the mine was shut down in 1937, she was at a depth of 1,025 meters and nearly 600 employees, one of the most important mines in the district of old churches.

Eichelhardt belonged to the county of Sayn and after its division in the 17th century to the County of Sayn- ​​old churches. Within the county Eichelhardt belonged to the parish of Old Churches, which represented a secular administrative unit, and the lower courts exercised. 1787 were counted in Eichelhardt 19 households. In 1803 the county and thus Eichelhardt in Reichsdeputationshauptschluss was awarded the Principality of Nassau- Usingen, which rose in 1806 in the Duchy of Nassau. As a result of measures taken on the Congress of Vienna (1815 ) Decisions and due to a contract concluded between Nassau and Prussia were ceded the two formerly saynischen counties to the Kingdom of Prussia.

Under the Prussian administration Eichelhardt belonged to the mayor's old churches in the district of the same name in 1816 in the newly formed Region of Koblenz, which was part of 1822 on the Rhine Province.

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

Parish council

The local council in Eichelhardt consists of eight council members, who were elected at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009 by majority vote, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

Economy and infrastructure

In addition to some sideline farmers determine medium-sized enterprises, the employment structure. The Eifelwerk precision casting technology GmbH is a foundry for aluminum castings and metal processing for various industries. The brothers Schumacher GmbH is a supplier of machinery and vehicles of agricultural equipment. In addition, in Eichelhardt has various shops of primary care, including a restaurant.

Cultural monuments

List of cultural monuments in Eichelhardt


  • Schlaudraff ( b. 1983 ), football player