17 responses to Amish in Mississippi
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    Karen Pollard
    Comment on Amish in Mississippi (December 13th, 2010 at 09:18)

    Just curious; Is Florida not considered part of the deep south?

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    Comment on Deep South Amish settlements (December 13th, 2010 at 09:39)

    Deep South Amish settlements

    Good question Karen, there are different definitions. Parts of other states such as FL and TX are sometimes attached to the Deep South, but I’m going with a stricter definition of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, (and perhaps SC).

    The Amish settlements in Florida (Pinecraft Sarasota), and Texas (Bee County) probably wouldn’t be included even in the expanded definition of the Deep South taking in East Texas and Northern Florida. Probably you could make a case for at least parts of other southern states to be included, ie Tennessee, but I decided to go with the “deeper” Deep South definition here :) .

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    Theresa H.
    Comment on Amish in Mississippi (December 13th, 2010 at 10:50)

    While up visiting Oxford, MS last summer, we decided to visit the Amish community in Randolph (it is southeast of Oxford). It is a very small community, if you blink, you will miss it. That area of Mississippi is very pretty, I can see why they would settle there.

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    Katie Troyer
    Comment on Amish in Mississippi (December 13th, 2010 at 12:41)

    One of the main reasons there are not more Amish in the deep south is because of farming with horses. It is just too hard on horses.

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    richard
    Comment on Amish in Mississippi (December 13th, 2010 at 13:46)

    i had gone to the amish community in the state of ga in 1995. there was only a few familys who had moved there from tenn. most of the reason was farmland at a pretty reasonable price, yet it only lasted maybe a year or two. everyone went back to tenn, which must have been a ego killer for those amish. i would consider florida to be the deep south, but thats me………. richard in the amish community of lebanon,pa

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    Comment on Amish in Mississippi (December 13th, 2010 at 13:58)

    Katie, interesting point. In one of the accounts in Luthy’s book, he mentions that Amish arrivals to Mississippi must have caused a sight with their horses, rather than mules which apparently were more common in the area. Mules are tough guys.

    Here is an interesting article on mules in the South: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/south/publish/missfolk/mfcurris/runmule.html

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    Comment on Amish in Mississippi (December 13th, 2010 at 13:59)

    Richard that is interesting, I do not know a lot about that recent community in Georgia. Florida is an interesting state, I think you have more traditionally “southern parts” ie the panhandle but you have also had a lot of in-migration from the North.

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    Michelle V
    Comment on Amish in Mississippi (December 13th, 2010 at 15:54)

    You’re pretty right on Erik ! From the Big Bend Area south to Key West – FL is a salad bowl of races and cultures. We are very diverse here in the Sunshine State.
    Right now its Cold going down to the 20’s bbbrrrr.

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    richard
    Comment on Amish in Mississippi (December 13th, 2010 at 16:26)

    hey erik…… the amish community in ga was located in uvalda ga. i have a picture of an amish buggy that i had taken while i was there in 1995, i just have to find it. i had met with a family there because i was looking at that time to buy amish made crafts for a small sideline busines that i had at that time. i heard about it while reading the budget, so i drove there while i lived in florida. i think i stopped selling amish crafts around the same time that amish community failed.it lasted only a few years. thats my amish story regarding the uvalda ga settlement………… richard

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    Abigail
    Comment on Amish in Mississippi (December 17th, 2010 at 19:50)

    Katie, I live in south MS and it’s true the weather is hard on the horses. It’s hard on anything (or anybody) for that matter! My neighbor farms with drafts and has to to be careful to let them rest often in the heat of summer. But they do very well!

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    Sharron Clemons
    Comment on Amish in Mississippi (December 21st, 2010 at 15:09)

    Richard that is interesting, I do not know a lot about that recent community in Georgia. Florida is an interesting state, I think you have more traditionally “southern parts” ie the panhandle but you have also had a lot of in-migration from the North.

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    Tanisha Mills
    Comment on Amish in Mississippi (December 24th, 2010 at 01:00)

    You’re pretty right on Erik ! From the Big Bend Area south to Key West – FL is a salad bowl of races and cultures. We are very diverse here in the Sunshine State. Right now its Cold going down to the 20’s bbbrrrr.

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    kim
    Comment on Living by the amish (July 15th, 2011 at 18:40)

    Living by the amish

    I live 3 miles from the Amish,as they ride up& down the road in the
    horse& buggy, it always makes me smile, to see the family of many kids. I also drive slow, when coming close to the house of the Amish, to see the clothes hanging on a line,& the men working the garden, the kids playing in the yards. Makes living a simple life look so relaxing& tiring at the same time. They also make really good pies,& sell cheap home grown foods. Good for people like me who don’t have a green thumb.

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      Suzanne
      Comment on Where is it? (November 14th, 2012 at 13:16)

      Where is it?

      Please tell me how to get to where the Mississippi Amish are. My father and I bought would like to buy something they have made. I know the pies are wonderful also. Thank you.

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    David
    Comment on Intrested (May 29th, 2012 at 18:38)

    Intrested

    I would like to become amish but im not sure how to get in?

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    Comment on is there a bed and breakfast (July 30th, 2013 at 20:55)

    is there a bed and breakfast

    is there a bed and breakfast in the randolph amish settlement run by the amish

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    Susan Dougherty
    Comment on Would love to visit!!! (November 17th, 2013 at 15:21)

    Would love to visit!!!

    I have always wanted to learn more about the Amish living. I would like to visit the Amish Community in the Spring, when my children are out of school for spring break in April. Are we allowed to stay in the Amish Community? Can we have breakfast, lunch,and dinner with an Amish family? What are we allow to do while we are there? Can we help with some farming or cooking, cleaning? Would love to know, so we can go ahead and plan this trip…..We are a family of 6….. Thank You, Susan Dougherty….P.S We’re from Bay Saint Louis, Ms. After Hurricane Katrina, My mothers house in which she loves dearly was built by Men A Nights…

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