Kirnbach is a village in the municipality of Wolfach in the district of Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg. Kirnbach is a dispersed settlement with many farms along the little river Kirnbach.
The name Kirnbach comes from the Middle High German word Kürn . It was first mentioned in 1275 as Kurnbach or Kurenbach. Kirnbach was part of the territory of the Lords of Hornberg. The village went by marriage to Duke Reinhold of Urslingen and, after his death, to the line of Geroldseck from Sulz. From them Kirnbach and its entire superior district of Hornberg went to the Kingdom of Württemberg.
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