Neitersen

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Neitersen
Neitersen   is located in Germany
Neitersen
Neitersen
Coordinates: 50°40′07″N 7°35′02″E / 50.66861°N 7.58389°E / 50.66861; 7.58389Coordinates: 50°40′07″N 7°35′02″E / 50.66861°N 7.58389°E / 50.66861; 7.58389
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Altenkirchen
Municipal assoc. Altenkirchen
Government
 • Mayor Horst Klein
Area
 • Total 5.64 km2 (2.18 sq mi)
Elevation 198 m (650 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 754
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 57638
Dialling codes 02681
Vehicle registration AK
Website www.vg-altenkirchen.de

Neitersen is a municipality in the district of Altenkirchen, in Rhineland-Palatinate, in western Germany.

Geography[edit]

Neitersen is 4 miles southwest of Altenkirchen on the river Wied. The village divides in the districts Neiterschen, Niederölfen, Kahlhardt, Fladersbach and Neitersen. Neitersen is 700 feet above sealevel.

History[edit]

In a contract from March 1, 1262 between Gräfin Mechthild, the Widow of Earl Heinrich III. von Sayn, and the Archbishop from Cologne, are three attendens from Nithirshusen listed who are serving for their whole lifetime in the house of Gräfin Mechthild. The original Version of this contract is stored in Landeshauptarchiv Koblenz. This is the first known historical document in which Neitersen is mentioned.

In the 18. Century ownership of the local forest changed from the earl Graf von Sayn-Hachenburg, to the local residents in Neitersen.

1848 the famos mayor from Weyerbusch Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen founded the first school in Neitersen. The building still exists.

In 1882 the railroad construction Siershahn-Altenkirchen started. On May, 30th 1884 it started its public transportation service and Neitersen got a Station and a Postoffice with its first public telephone at the same day.

There is a report in German available how the name Neitersen got established. It is written by Wilhelm Hundhausen and can be checked here.

Until 1908 there was a mine for iron ore in duty, its name was Emma.

First powerline got established in November 1918 from the local mill into their neighbourhood.

After 100 years of service the railway company stopped all passenger transportation in 1984.

Population[edit]

Population development (December, 31):

  • 1815 – 298
  • 1835 – 330
  • 1871 – 438
  • 1905 – 549
  • 1939 – 605
  • 1950 – 726
  • 1961 – 798
  • 1965 – 822
  • 1970 – 818
  • 1975 – 763
  • 1980 – 762
  • 1985 – 724
  • 1987 – 736
  • 1990 – 775
  • 1995 – 811
  • 2000 – 847
  • 2005 – 835

Source: Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz

Politics[edit]

Council[edit]

Council of Neitersen has 12 elected members and the local Mayor as its chairman.

Economy and Infrastructur[edit]

Highway 256 (Bundesstraße 256) and a cargo railroad powered by Westerwaldbahn do touch base Neitersen. There are three larger industrial companies in the village and one prizewinning movie theater, operated as Programmkino with the Name Wied-Scala.

Clubs and organizations[edit]

  • Wiedbachtaler Sportfreunde Neitersen is the name of the local soccer team. It is the largest organization in town.
  • The voluntary fire brigade Freiwillige Feuerwehr Neitersen was founded in 1938 and is the local division of a larger district brigade Verbandsgemeindefeuerwehr Altenkirchen.

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