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The Honschaft Balkhausen was in the Middle Ages and modern times a Honschaft in the parish and jurisdiction Solingen within the Bergisch Solingen. It included today's Solingen urban area in the district Höhscheid. After the end of the French occupation at the beginning of the 19th century and dissolution of the Grand Duchy of Berg in 1815, the Honschaft Balkhausen - while maintaining the municipal reorganization of the Duchy carried out by the French - eventually as a rural community of the mayor Dorp in the district of Solingen of the administrative district of Dusseldorf within the Prussian Rhine Province and was thus until the 19th century one of the lowest Bergisch administrative units.
According to the topographical-statistical description of the Royal Prussian Rhine Province belonged to the Honschaft 1830 the following towns and places of residence (original spelling):
Villages: second Balkhausen, to Busche and Dornsiepen
Hamlet: first Balkhausen, third Balkhausen, Breidbach, Bünkenberg, Glüder, first Heesten, Königsmühle, Odendahl, Pfaffenberg, Scharfhausen, Schellberg, part of Schlicken, Unnersberg and Wüstenhof.
Individual houses: Kempen, Eichholz and Lohmühle Brühl
Schleifkotten: Balkhausen, Billstein, on the Hail, Strohnerkotten and on the Wupperau
With the collection of the mayor Wald in 1856 to the city, the Honschaften accounted as an administrative unit.
June 11, 2017
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