is an Ortsgemeinde
– a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde
– in the Westerwaldkreis
The community lies in the Westerwald
on the edge of the Nassau Nature Park, and borders on Hesse
. The community belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Montabaur
, a kind of collective municipality found only in Rhineland-Palatinate.
In 1290, Görgeshausen had its first documentary mention as Gerinzhausen
The council is made up of 12 council members who were elected in a majority vote
in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.
Coat of arms
The middle part of the community’s arms
symbolizes the so-called Löwenstein
(“Lion’s Stone”), a border stone that once marked the boundary between Görgeshausen, which was then held by the Electorate of Trier
, and the area belonging then to Nassau-Diez. The two linden twigs refer to the linden tree that formerly stood on the church hill in the middle of the village.
There is a sport club called Grün Weiß Görgeshausen. The name means “Green White”.
Economy and infrastructure
The nearest Autobahn interchange
on the A 3
) about a kilometre away.