|Admin. region||Central Franconia|
|District||Neustadt a.d.Aisch-Bad Windsheim|
|• Erster Bürgermeister||Werner Friedrich (CSU)|
|• Total||7.69 km2 (2.97 sq mi)|
|• Density||190/km2 (500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Wilhelmsdorf was established by Huguenots. The village was named after the sovereign ruler George William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, who refuged them. The Huguenot tradition is still a part of the village history. Sermons in the local Lutheran church were held in French until around 1900.
In the 19th century Wilhelmsdorf was well known for their stocking-weavers. In 1903 the first compass factory was established. In the 20th century several competing compass factories were located at Wilhelmsdorf. Now Wilhelmsdorf has a compass museum.
Wilhelmsdorf should not be mistaken for Wilhermsdorf, a village 15 km away.
The municipal council has 12 members:
(last municipal election on 3 March 2002)
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016.