|• Mayor||Joachim Herzog (SPD)|
|• Total||2.80 km2 (1.08 sq mi)|
|Elevation||170 m (560 ft)|
|• Density||720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Regional parts of Melsbach's surrounding belongs to the well-known air-spa of Rengsdorf.
Until the late 1960s in Melsbach a significant clay-mining was held. Today only a winding tower marks the place where the mines´ entrance has been.
Melsbach was a firm contract partner of the regionally famous pumice-mining corporation Kann-Werke until the late 1980s, when the pumice-fields ran out of containings.
A tourist attraction and popular panorama-motive are the ruins of the Kreuzkirche (church of the cross), situated at the southern entrance of the village.
- 500 BC: a bronze bucket from this time is found in the local area
- 1267: first documentary mentioning of the village: Graf Gottfried von Eppstein, the Younger, sells his estate
- 1278: Melsbach becomes the parish of Rengsdorf
- 1357: Melsbach becomes an important customer's facility
- 1399: first description of the church-of-the-cross as a place of pilgrimage
- 1692/1720: Melsbach receives its own school
- 1747: Melsbach enparts to the parish of Altwied
- 1789: lignite- and clayfields are found
- 1786–1880: Digging of alaun in the first alaun-mine of Rhineland-Palatinate
- 1850: At the Laubach creek blue schist is dug
- 1863: first kermis in Melsbach, first calling of the regional wine "Melsbacher Goldberg"
- 1865: year of the foundation of the Burschenverein Melsbach
- 1907: Foundation of the Auxiliary Fire Brigade
- Albert Hardt, Im Wiedischen Land, Rengsdorf 1989 – Geschichte der Orte in der Verbandsgemeinde Rengsdorf; therein: Melsbach und seine Geschichte, page 377 ff.
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