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

Geographical location

Werkhausen Located two kilometers northwest of Weyerbusch and bordered on a length of approximately four kilometers to the Rhein- Sieg district, in North Rhine -Westphalia. The border is marked mainly by the former " High Road". It is the predecessor of the Federal Highway 8 and earlier as a vital transport. This is followed by the largest contiguous forest in the area, the Leuscheid on. To the north rises the Stockhausen work Mehrnbach which opens at the monastery Ehrenstein in the Wied.

The municipality consists of the villages Werkhausen Acker, Überdorf, Ochsenbruch, Leingen and Werkhausen.


The first written mention of the work of Stockhausen is from 1430, when a Ludwig von Werkhausen judge in the parish Birnbach and juror at the high festivals was. 1558 appeared the name of the place as Werickhuisen. 1578 were counted in Werkhausen 21 fireplaces, in 1620 there were 14, in 1780 turn 23 houses. Today the district Leingen 1600 was mentioned as Lempfgen related to the number of five houses.

Of 30 October 1830 to the April 7, 1831 took the measurement of the Weyer Buscher and timbered houses heritage forest, what in the meantime a Protocol of 12 February 1831 was accountable, which documented the distribution of forest plots to the new owners. 1837 there were 34 houses in Werkhausen, plus a school house that had to use the children of Hasselbach, as well as a mill and various agricultural buildings.

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

Parish council

The local council in Werkhausen 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.


The community Werkhausen is a residential community today. Two craft there on the spot, and several families, who practice farming still a sideline.

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