19 responses to Amish in Missouri

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    Lois Klobucher
    Amish in Missouri (October 21st, 2010 at 06:50)

    I love these post I really would like to read more on the Wisconsin Amish, where they all are Thank You

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    Amish in Missouri (October 21st, 2010 at 06:52)

    Thanks Lois and glad you asked. As a matter of fact Wisconsin is the next state in line. Should have that entry up next week.

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    linda saul
    Amish in Missouri (October 21st, 2010 at 13:46)

    Thanks so much , enjoy all the info on Amish America. We haven’t been to Missouri but last year made our first trip to Lancaster. Oh such beautiful country. Can you tell me are the roads in Missouri, Amish country as narrow as in Lancaster? Also would love to hear more on Lancaster. Thanks

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      Lori
      roads (March 7th, 2012 at 21:13)

      roads

      There is an Amish community near Leadmine, Mo. Most of the access roads are paved. There are a couple of stores down gravel roads (a country store and furniture store), but it is wide enough for a vehicle to get through. The furniture store has the narrowest road and a lot of potholes. It is narrow because it is off the beaten path (turn off paved state hwy to gravel road and then down a driveway). Make sure you are in a high-centered vehicle.

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    Dena Casey
    Amish in Missouri (October 21st, 2010 at 15:03)

    I think some Amish tried to settle in Arkansas but it didn’t work out. Is this true? If so, why did they leave?

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    George
    Amish in Missouri (October 21st, 2010 at 16:42)

    HI Erik,

    Are there any Amish settlemnts in Idaho?

    George

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    Amish in Missouri (October 21st, 2010 at 16:52)

    Hi Linda, many thanks! I really don’t have the info on the roads unfotunately–I imagine it varies? Will have a state guide entry on PA and Lancaster coming up sometime soon.

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    Amish in Missouri (October 21st, 2010 at 16:53)

    Hi Dena, as of this year there are actually 3 Arkansas settlements, all very small (see the Young Center Amish Studies site for more). There’s never been a big Amish presence in Arkansas.

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    Amish in Missouri (October 21st, 2010 at 16:54)

    Hi George,

    There was an Amish settlement for about 4 years near Bonner’s Ferry in Idaho, but it ceased to exist in 2004. There has actually never been much Amish settlement in Idaho.

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    Amish in Missouri (October 21st, 2010 at 17:54)

    It is so wonderful that as a child in the 1970’s I never saw an Amish person in my town and only once in awhile in Nevada, but now I see them here in El Dorado Springs on occasion and frequently in Nevada. A young amish family recently opened a wonderful little store north of Walker MO. Thanks for all the posts on different states.

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    Amish in Missouri (October 22nd, 2010 at 06:24)

    Michelle-I had to do a double take on your comment, first having visions of Amish high rollers strutting into the MGM Grand Casino on the Vegas strip…then I realized that this Nevada is a town in Vernon Co in Missouri (of course). It reminded me of some of the colorful town names in MO (Leeper; Mexico) ;)

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    Amish in Missouri (October 22nd, 2010 at 23:06)

    LOl! We also have a town named Tightwad and one named Needmore. At one time there was a bank called the Bank of Tightwad. Wonder i it was hard to get a loan? LOl! Yeah nevada Mo isn’t pronounced the same as the state either.

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    Amish in Missouri (October 23rd, 2010 at 16:50)

    Michelle I have to guess–Ne-VAY-da?

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    Amish in Missouri (October 26th, 2010 at 11:12)

    Yep that is it.

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    Kimberly Rumsey
    Narrow roads in mo (May 12th, 2011 at 09:56)

    Narrow roads in mo

    I was raised in northeast MO, near Canton, MO. There are a few Amish communities in NE MO. To answer the question as to whether the roads are narrow? The side blacktop roads in the rural areas are narrow and with rolling hills the ditches on either side are deep. In MO there are many side blacktop roads in the rural areas. The main highways are wider, but also busier. Near the Amish communities, there caution signs that remind drivers to share the road with buggies. Hope this helps. God bless.

    Narrow roads in mo

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    Leann
    Webster County, MO (October 6th, 2012 at 19:02)

    Webster County, MO

    We will be moving to Webster County, MO this fall 2012. I would love to know where the Amish food stores are? We have several wonderful Amish comunities here in Michigan. And I am going to miss shopping there for spices, cheese, soup mixes, and other goodies.

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      Lin
      Amish in Missouri (October 13th, 2012 at 08:34)

      Leann, here’s a start for bulk food stores in the Webster County, Missouri area. Some are run by plain Mennonites. I have read that the Seymour Amish have a produce auction in season on Highway C. They also have a bake sale on the second and fourth weekends during the spring and summer.
      •SHADYSIDE Bulk Food, 3756 Highway 123, Dunnegan, MO. 417-754-1174 (Amish)
      •BYLER Building Supply and Country Store, 285 Star Road, Seymour, MO. 800-795-2995. Bulk food, health products, books, cheese, jam.
      www.bylersupply.com/

      •SHETLERS Discount Grocery, 200 Industrial Park Road, Cabool, MO. 417-962-2255, www.shetlersdiscountgrocery.com/. They also have a store in Mountain Grove.

      •Shetler’s Discount Grocery, State Hwy C., Seymour, MO. 417-935-9100

      •SHADY OAK Variety Shop, 171 Kelly Rd., Buffalo, MO 65622, 417-345-7050. Bulk food, cheese, dishes, books. (Amish-Mennonite)

      •MILLER’S Country Store, 3294 US HWY 73, Buffalo, MO. 417-345-5100

      •HOOVER’S Bulk Food Store, 9376 HWY 52, Versailles, MO. 573-378-6699

      •Schrock’s Country Store, 26998 Highway 65, Warsaw, MO. (660) 438-0019

      Also see http://amishamerica.com/missouri-amish/

      Amish in Missouri

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    alan
    St. Clair, MO (June 28th, 2014 at 00:38)

    St. Clair, MO

    I’ve noticed the buggy & horse sign east of St. Clair on Why 30 the last few times I’ve been that way and have looked along the way to see any indications of some Amish living out that way haven’t seen any. Any idea is there is some out that way now?

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