Early postmarks for the town simply read Wiesenthal. Postal officials later used the postmark Böhm. Wiesenthal (for Boehmisch Wiesenthal) to distinguish it from other towns with similar names.
The Boehmisch Wiesenthal postmarks in the collection generally date from the late 1800s, when Bohemia was part of Austria-Hungary. Today, Bohemia is in the Czech Republic, and the old Boehmisch Wiesenthal has a Czech name, Loučná pod Klínovcem. Loučná, related to the Czech word for meadow, is similar to the German Wiesenthal (meadow valley). "Pod Klínovcem" refers to its setting "below Klinovec," the Czech name for the Keilberg.