Erbenhausen located in the Southwestern Front Rhön. South of the village core springs the Felda, in the district Schafhausen the Herpf.
The community has three districts:
For the first time the place in the year 838 was mentioned. He belonged to the Official Kaltennordheim the county Henneberg, later of Saxe -Weimar- Eisenach ( Eisenach Oberland).
Erbenhausen 1678-1731 was affected by witch hunts. Four women were caught in a witch trial. From two processes the output is unknown. 1731 were acquitted two persons.
The municipal council of Erbenhausen is composed of eight council women and councilors.
- FFW Schafhausen 3 seats
- FWG Reichenhausen 3 seats
- FWG Erbenhausen 2 seats
The honorary mayor Reinhard Büttner was elected on June 6, 2010.