Heupelzen is a municipality in the district of Old Churches ( Westerwald) in Rhineland- Palatinate. It belongs to the municipality Old churches.
Situated in 309 m height main town Heupelzen is surrounded by meadows and forests of the state forest old churches.
The municipality consists of two districts: Heupelzen and the 1 km north-east location buckling. However, only the left, western street from buckling belongs to the municipality Heupelzen, the other side of the bulge is a district of Busenhausen.
Other neighboring municipalities are Ölsen the northwest, Birkenbeul in the north, Busenhausen in the east, the south and Kettenhausen Oberirsen and Wölmersen in the West.
Heupelzen was first mentioned in 1493 as Huypeltzhusen than a local farm was sold to the Church in Hilgenroth. Today's local name is probably a contraction of the suffix " -ing " as a contraction of " live " and the qualifier " Heupel ," probably in the meaning Hübbel / hill. This could indicate the nearby Beulskopf, the highest elevation in the municipality Old churches.
Heupelzen belonged to the territory of the Counts of Sayn, who had since the 12th century extensive possessions in the region Westerwald and Eifel. After the elder branch of the Counts of Sayn was extinguished in 1606, Old churches came to the Counts of Sayn -Wittgenstein- Sayn. After the death of the last count in 1636, the two Erbtöchter inherited the county and finally divided them into Sayn- Hachenburg and Sayn- old churches. Buckling and Heupelzen were among Sayn- old churches and were thus at the limit to the parishes Hamm and Birnbach, which were assigned Sayn- Hachenburg. The limit range of the counties can still be seen in part by limiting trenches and old landmarks.
The town's landmark is the 35 m high observation tower Raiffeisen today.
The development of the population, the values from 1871 to 1987 based on population censuses:
The local council in Heupelzen 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.
Culture and sights
On the Beulskopf the Raiffeisen Tower is located with views to the Rothaargebirge, Seven Mountains, and to the Hohe Acht ( 747 m) in the Eifel, distance 57 km away.
Economy and infrastructure
Heupelzen is still dominated by agriculture, but increasingly develops into a residential community.
The proximity to the city Old churches and train station Au / victory provides good connectivity. Between Old churches, Heupelzen and Hamm is a bus line.