From 1811 till 2002 Dodewaard was an autonomous municipality with the hamlets
Hien and Wely. In 1811 Opheusden also belonged to Dodewaard (later to Kesteren).
On 1 Jan 2002 Dodewaard merged with the municipalities of Kesteren
and Echteld, to form the new municipality of
Kesteren. That was renamed on 1 Apr 2003 to the municipality of Neder-Betuwe.