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

Geographical location

The municipality lies in the Westerwald on the highway 256 - the Historical Raiffeisen road - between Weyerbusch and Flammersfeld; immediate neighboring towns are Forstmehren in the north, Walter 's in the east, in the southeast Obernau, Schürdt in the south and goats grove in the southwest.


The name refers to the shape of the first settlement place houses on the greed or runaway, out. It is believed that the population of the municipality is of a fixed house, the house of Giersch, assumed a frühkarolingischen Fliehburg ( moth ), which originated around 800 AD, after which the corridor designation "In the Motschel " points. Old and new ways to run a star shape to a round spot in the middle, where part of an old fountain were found during excavations palisade remains of a Motte and on the edge.

First mentioned in 1470 secured the place in Hachenburger Rent book. 1606, there are seven families here. 1744 counted 14 houses. 1801 live 40 male and 46 female residents in 12 houses.

Giershausen belonged until 1806 to the County of Sayn- ​​old churches and parish Mehren. The county of Sayn- ​​old churches came in 1791 on the Erbweg to Prussia and was awarded 1803 Reichsdeputationshauptschluss the Principality of Nassau- Usingen. 1806 came the two princes of Nassau in the Napoleonic Confederation of the Rhine, so that the region of 1806 belonged to the Duchy of Nassau. Because of the Congress of Vienna (1815 ) agreements the territory of the former saynischen counties of the Kingdom of Prussia was ceded.

Under the Prussian administration Giershausen the mayoralty Weyerbusch was assigned to the newly built district of Old churches that belonged from 1822 to the Rhine province.

1867, the population was 97, almost as many as today. There were at that time only 18 houses, while there are about thirty today. 1877 Giershausen sent 16 children to school after Walter 's.

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

Parish council

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