Scheuerfeld is a municipality in the district of Old Churches ( Westerwald) in Rhineland- Palatinate. It belongs to the municipality Betz village.


In a document of 914, in which the boundary of the ancient parish parish Haiger was noted Scheuerfeld first emerged as Sciurefeld (pronounced Schüre field) on. About the later versions Schüre box, virgin box and Schurdfeld the current place name developed.

1481 took Wolf and William of Seelbach scouring the fields courtyards and goods as a fief from the Counts of Sayn contrary. 1745 three Urhöfe (Upper scouring Hof, Beerhof and low scrub Hof ) and the back of the courtyard are mentioned as duty-free goods Junker. 1781 a lease in favor of scouring fields citizens about the estate Muhlau was concluded between the saynischen administration and the then mayor. Later it passed to the tenant by purchase.

The commissioning of the Siegtaleisenbahn 1861, and the related economic development was the population of scrub field rise sharply.

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

  • 2005-2176
  • 2006-2155
  • 2007-2135
  • 2008-2127
  • 2009-2098
  • 2010-2093
  • 2011-2081
  • 2012-2094

Data source: Statistical Office of Rhineland -Palatinate, 2005-2012 municipality livestock statistics EWOISneu


Parish council

The local council in Scheuerfeld consists of 16 council members, who were elected at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009 a personalized proportional representation, and the honorary mayor as chairman location.

Allocation of seats in the local council:

Former mayor

Coat of arms

The coat of arms description reads: "Under golden wave plate main by a silver oblique beams, is shared with three black diamonds, blue and red. Top three three-line golden ears with intersecting blades. Below is a golden pickaxe ( mining hoe ) with slight right gestelltem stem ".

The wave band represents the victory dar. The Silver Bevel right bar with three superimposed black diamonds refers to the former possessions of the lords of Seelbach. Three golden ears of corn in the blue field symbolizing the three Urhöfe (Upper scouring Hof, Beerhof, and low scrub Hof ) and the peasantry. The gold mining hoe in the red box indicates the long period of ore extraction at the site and the mention of the settlement Sciurefeld in the Middle Ages.


  • Gerhard Goebel (1933-2006), Bishop of Tromso (Norway )

Cultural monuments

→ List of cultural monuments in Scheuerfeld