57 responses to Kentucky Amish
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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 13th, 2011 at 08:46)

    This all sounds so neat. I wish I could just take a summer and travel to a lot of these places. Thanks for all your hard work on this site Erik. You do an awesome job!!

    Blessings, Alice

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    Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 13th, 2011 at 09:51)

    Hello to every one of you who read these lines,
    If you are interested in going to visit Kentucky Amish Communities, do not quit visiting them until you have been to Millers Amish store on Highway 60 in Irvington , Kentucky,and had a visit with David V. Miller. And if he is in as good a mood as he should be, (depends on day , and situation) ,,,and if you are truly interested , he might be polite enough to invite you to their church services there in the community.
    And while you are visiting in Kentucky, I promise you that it will be worth your time if you go to Caneyville Christian Community in Caneyville , Kentucky and have a very good visit with the people living there. They are on Choncie Lee Rd in Caneyville KY.
    ANY QUESTIONS E-MAIL ME ameritraveler1963@yahoo.com
    or followjesusonly@gmail.com

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    Al in Ky.
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 13th, 2011 at 14:58)

    For anyone interested in Amish art, an Amish
    store called J.T. Sales off Hwy. 88 east of Munfordville, Ky. sells artwork by D. L. Miller,
    an Amish artist. He paints scenes on turkey feathers and they are very beautiful. He also
    paints on canvas and prints are available, though
    I don’t think any originals are sold. There are
    many good Amish stores either directly on Hwy. 88
    or just off the highway — such as bulk food, furniture, greenhouse, jams and jellies, salvage
    grocery, hardware, fabric, etc. There is some
    beautiful scenery in the area also.

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    Al in Ky
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 19th, 2011 at 12:58)

    CORRECTION to my previous post. J. T. Sales is
    WEST of Munfordville, not east. Also, the many
    Amish stores I mentioned are also west of Munfordville, between Munfordville and Cub Run, Ky.

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    Mary Brandenburg
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 25th, 2011 at 08:06)

    Erik and all, I have a favor to ask of you… if you happen to know, or can find out, the name/address of the Amish family from Graves, Kentucky, that was in the news this morning (their buggy was swept away in a flooded creek), Darrell and I would like to send them a money card. In Holmes County “money showers”, “sticker sho…wers”, “card showers”, “scrapbooking showers”, etc. are very popular – not sure if they are done elsewhere or not, but we would still like to send an appropriate sympathy card/money card to the family. Many of our Mt. Hope friends would also like to send cards/money to the grieving family.

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    Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 25th, 2011 at 09:53)

    What a shame. This poor family will never be the same

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    Rich K
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 25th, 2011 at 09:54)

    Here is a link to an article but no names were mentioned.

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    Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 28th, 2011 at 16:12)

    Mary, I just found this site so you may have already obtained the needed information, but if not, expressions of sympathy can be sent to:

    Emanuel Wagler
    c/o Hammonds
    6237 State Route 339 South
    Mayfield, KY 42066

    Emanuel Wagler is the father of the three younger children and the uncle of the eleven year old. Ms. Hammonds owns the local cafe at Dublin and is spearheading the drive to raise funds for them. Hope this helps.

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    Barbara M
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 4th, 2011 at 17:33)

    Does anyone know when the Amish Auction is in Fairview this month?

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    Pam R
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 4th, 2011 at 18:36)

    This Saturday 9 am March 5th

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    Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 15th, 2011 at 08:04)

    There are two Old Order communities in Adair county. One in the Pellyton area and the other in Gradyville. They aren’t that big, though, and there’s a lot of migration out of here to Horse Cave.

    There is a sizable Mennonite (and other mix) community in the South Fork area of Casey county.

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    Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 14th, 2011 at 14:02)

    The Amish settlement in Lincoln county has 4 church districts. There are a variety of Amish businesses in the settlement. Here you can find a bulk food store, Amish bakeries,and several greenhouses and other variety stores.There is also a auction house for produce. The settlement is about an hour from Lexington.

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    Marcus Yoder
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 14th, 2011 at 16:51)

    Hi Tom is this settlement close to Crab Orchard Ky.
    Marcus Yoder

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    The White Family
    Comment on Amish School Benefit Supper & Auction 15/04/11 (April 14th, 2011 at 21:00)

    Amish School Benefit Supper & Auction 15/04/11

    Menu: grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, noodles, green beans, cole slaw, bread, pie, ice cream and drinks. Donations accepted for meal, so bring your family and friends to enjoy a night with good food and live auction! Quilt raffle tickets: $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20. Hand quilted queen size quilt – quilted by the May’s Like Amish Ladies. Location: Scenic View School on Helena Road (4 miles east of Mays Lick, Kentucky or 2.5 miles west of Wedonia, Kentucky on 324)
    Contact the following for information:
    Ray Yoder 606-763-9660, Norman Zook 606-763-9370, Lonnie Slabach

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    Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 15th, 2011 at 12:03)

    Yes Marcus this settlement surrounds the small town of Crab Orchard in Lincoln County and many people do call it the Crab Orchard Settlement.

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    Marcus Yoder
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 15th, 2011 at 16:34)

    An Amish friend I went to school with in the mid 60s owns one of the stores.He moved away from the Plain City, Ohio area in the mid to late 60s. I knew he had grandchildren in the Crab Orchard area. I saw some Amish women selling baked good’s at a flea market close to Stanford and asked if they knew him. It ends up he is the bishop in their district. I have visited with him several times.
    Marcus Yoder

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    Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 17th, 2011 at 16:09)

    Sounds interesting Marcus, is his store Yoders Bulk Foods. I know the man that runs that is a Bishop.

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    Marcus Yoder
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 17th, 2011 at 17:11)

    Yes his name is Wilbur Yoder
    Marcus Yoder

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    Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 18th, 2011 at 19:47)

    Hello Marcus, I generally go to their the store every few weeks to pick up some baked goods now that the baker has started baking again. They have some banana and pumpkin bread that goes well with some coffee. I do not mean to sound nosy but are you former Amish? Please feel free to not answer the question I noticed you said you went to school with a Amish Bishop in Plain city Ohio and your last name being Yoder just makes me curious.

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    Marcus Yoder
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 19th, 2011 at 05:06)

    Hi Tom, my parent’s grew up Amish and were married Amish. They left the Amish soon after they were married, for the Mennonite faith.I still have a lot of Amish cousin’s.Wilbur is related, but you have to go back to a Christian Yoder from 1700, so not very close.My wife has an aunt,uncle, and cousin’s that live around Standford. One lives by the lake close to Crab Orchard. Their last name is Fitzpatrick. Marcus Yoder

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    Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 19th, 2011 at 15:12)

    Hello Marcus. The lake I believe you are referring to is called Cedar Creek Lake and is one of my favorite spots for Largemouth bass fishing. I don’t really know any Fitzpatricks personally, but I have a cousin that was a police officer in Lincoln County and he worked with another officer that was a Fitzpatrick. I see you said your parents became Mennonites, there is a Mennonite Church just up the road from me, but i am not sure of their affiliation. I also go visit the Old Order Mennonite community in Casey County from time to time. Casey County is about 30 minutes from Stanford. There is a hardware store there ran by Paul Martin who is married to the granddaughter of Moses Horning which I found interesting, given the colorful tale of the day he won the Lot to become Bishop and eventually take over the Weaverland Mennonite Conference.

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    Juanita White
    Comment on Restaurant (May 3rd, 2011 at 14:30)


    A few years ago a friend and I went to look at some Amish furniture, and also found an Amish bulk foods store. We ate at a wonderful restaurant and I cannot remember the name. We also visited the Gileal (sp?) children’s home at Liberty. Does anyone know the location and name of that restaurant?

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    Al in Ky.
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (May 3rd, 2011 at 19:39)

    You are referring to the Galilean Children’s Home at
    712 S. Fork Church Road, Liberty, Ky. Their restaurant is the
    Bread of Life Cafe on S. Hwy 127, 5 miles south of Liberty.
    The Galilean Home has a large auction each fall at which many
    Amish and Mennonites and others donate many quilts and other
    items. I enjoyed going to the auction about five years ago and there were many Amish people in attendance. There are many Mennonite (and I think some Amish) young people who have done much service work at the Galilean Home through the years. Jerry Tucker, the director of the home, is one of the scribes for The Budget(Amish/Mennonite newspaper)and writes a letter in The Budget about once a month, although he is not Amish.

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    Juanita White
    Comment on Restaurant (May 3rd, 2011 at 22:40)


    Thank you so much. Yes, now I remember. That is the name of the restaurant. I heard they are having flowers for sale during the weekends. Does anyone have any information about that?

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    Al in Ky.
    Comment on New Community (May 13th, 2011 at 21:29)

    New Community

    In the May 11, 2011, issue of The Budget it was reported that an
    Amish family from Crab Orchard, Ky., has moved to Hawesville, Ky.,
    to begin a new community. I hope we have even more new Amish
    settlements in Ky. in years to come!

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    Comment on Salvage grocery? (May 22nd, 2011 at 20:16)

    Salvage grocery?

    Can someone tell me the names and locations of any salvage grocery stores in the Horse Case/Munfordville/Cave City area? I know of two but will be there in a couple of weeks and will hit as many as possible

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    Comment on auction ???? (May 23rd, 2011 at 21:17)

    auction ????

    do the amish have a farm animal auction in hopkinsville,ky. if so when and where is the location ty.

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    Al in Ky.
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (May 24th, 2011 at 03:53)

    Rocky Top Salvage is at 632 East Gap Hill Road at Cub Run, several
    miles west of Munfordville,off Hwy 88, phone 270-524-4780. I think it is closed Thursdays and Sundays. I have also been to an Amish salvage store east of Munfordville but don’t have a name or
    address. Also, if you have time, there is a huge Amish salvage
    store at Glendale, take exit 86 off I-65 and go north on Hwy 31W a
    few miles, store is on the left.

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    Comment on Kentucky Amish (May 24th, 2011 at 18:21)

    Thank you so much Al!!! I found four of them today including the two you listed above. There is one a couple miles before you get to Rocky Top. Also Yoders Variety store off HWY 88 is really interesting. If you want an authentic amish outfit, hat, bloomers, etc you will find it there. Beautiful farm also. I went the wrong way and ended up in Glendale. It was worth getting lost. It looks like a New England postcard. The shopkeepers tried to talk me into staying but I was running late.
    Thanks again!

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    Catherine S. Pond
    Comment on Casey County Amish and Mennonites (May 31st, 2011 at 13:48)

    Casey County Amish and Mennonites

    Dear Friends,

    You can find out more about our local communities here in Casey County, Kentucky–and their fabulous new Casey County Produce Auction (in the past three years) on South Fork Creek Road–at a new blog/on-line newsletter I have started at www.GROWCaseyCounty.blogspot.com

    It is the place to learn about events, auctions, and agricultural offerings related to this beautiful farmland in south-central Kentucky. It is still in development, with tabs on specific information like shops and places to eat, but I wanted to let your readers know about it.

    Many thanks,

    Catherine S. Pond


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    Comment on Casey County Produce Auction (May 31st, 2011 at 14:16)

    Casey County Produce Auction

    Catherine, thanks for letting us know–lovely produce photos on your site!

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      Comment on New Casey County South Fork website (January 20th, 2013 at 10:27)

      New Casey County South Fork website

      Hello all,

      I have just begun putting together a website for our Old Order Mennonite Community in Casey County, just south of Liberty, KY. There is also a Schwartzentruber Family group moving into the area along with some Mennonite families from other states. We have the Galilean Christian Home located here, as well as a large produce auction, bulk food store, Amish-made furniture store, numerous greenhouses, produce stores, Amish/Mennonite clothing stores, handmade quilt shop,…and a lot more.

      You can check out the website at www.kyamish.com.

      It is just beginning to have businesses listed, but will have new ones each week until completed, so keep checking back!

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    Mary DeBrunner
    Comment on D. L. Miller (July 16th, 2011 at 17:03)

    D. L. Miller

    Requesting information about D. L. Miller The Backroad Artist. Any info will be appreciated. We have 2 prints of his/hers from the Mill Series and would be interested in seeing any additiional ones. Thanks.

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    Comment on Kentucky keeps growing (July 18th, 2011 at 10:21)

    Kentucky keeps growing

    I see the new numbers show Kentucky has continued a growth pattern. According to the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist studies at Elizabethtown College, Kentucky has grown to 69 districts.

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    Al in Ky.
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (July 19th, 2011 at 06:32)

    I have bought D. L Miller’s prints and turkey feather paintings
    at J. T. Sales, 140 Archie Fryer Rd, Munfordville, Ky. 42765.
    Phone: 270-524-0140. The couple who operate that store are
    related to D. L. Miller. D. L. Miller is a man; I met and talked
    with him once at an Amish benefit auction at Munfordville.

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    Comment on Al (July 19th, 2011 at 22:11)


    Hello AL, if you don’t mind me asking, what part of KY are you from?

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    Comment on amish and 127 sale (July 25th, 2011 at 13:36)

    amish and 127 sale

    We are comming from lexington to the 127 yard sale next week. We would like to see some amish people and perhaps buy some things from them is there a area along that route where alot of amish live? can you suggest a side trip off 127 to a amish community for sight seeing and stores to perhaps shop?
    Thank you

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      Comment on Old Order Mennonite into in Casey County (July 25th, 2011 at 13:52)

      Old Order Mennonite into in Casey County

      Hi Charlene,

      Please check out our new blog here promoting local growers and shops in the Casey County area (there are fewer Amish here now but many Old Order Mennonites). Remember they are not open on Sundays. The website/blog is still in development but you can find basic information that I try to keep updated. Also, the Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce website has an online brochure/map (I think) that you can access and print out.

      I highly recommend stopping at Sunny Valley Country Store (bulk foods) and the area produce places along the way on South Fork Creek Road (not too far off of 127–look for route 501 (there is always a large yard sale there) and follow the signs into the Mennonite region.

      Also, Misty Meadow (dry goods) and many of the produce places along the way as well as others. Bread of Life Cafe offers a decent buffet and menu offerings (on Hwy 127 south of Liberty before you get to the 501/127 junction).

      Please check out www.GROWCaseyCounty.blogspot.com for more information or you can email me at info@CatherinePond.com

      Best wishes and happy yard sales!


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    Comment on Re: Charlene (July 28th, 2011 at 07:47)

    Re: Charlene

    Hello Charlene, the old order Amish settlement of Crab Orchard (Lincoln County)is close to some parts of 1-27. From Danville head down 150, passing through Stanford and continue on 150 to Crab Orchard. About 25-30 minutes from Danville. In Crab Orchard you will find some Amish shops, if you come on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday you can attend the local produce auction. Also if you come on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, I would recommend going to Susan’s country bakery for some of the whoopie pies, and other baked items. The old order Mennonite community in Casey county is also a nice visit.

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    Comment on Crittenden County Amish (August 10th, 2011 at 00:41)

    Crittenden County Amish

    On way to KY Lake, a few weeks ago, took a little detour through Marion KY. Visited Amish Community (Yoder’s Variety Store) and bought a few things. Really beautiful area and my kids enjoyed the trip.

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    Tessy Melton
    Comment on Deaf Amish/Mennonite (August 30th, 2011 at 01:28)

    Deaf Amish/Mennonite


    I am wondering if there are Deaf Amish/Mennonites in Kentucky? I would like to know. Also, there is a Amish salvage/food store between Rowletts, Ky and Horse Cave, Ky on 31W (South Dixie Hwy from Munfordville) past the Amerigas propane gas place, the VFW place, and around the bend in the road it’s on the right side and you will see a sign. That would be James Wilson Rd. Then you turn right and cross railroad tracks, go up half a mile and the salvage store is there.

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    Comment on Fundraiser dinners in Crofton Ky (September 1st, 2011 at 16:50)

    Fundraiser dinners in Crofton Ky

    Several years back some friends and I would attend dinners held in Crofton Ky. Can anyone tell me when and where these dinners are hled

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    Comment on Please Email Me, If You Know the Answer (September 20th, 2011 at 05:10)

    Please Email Me, If You Know the Answer

    I live in Hurricane, WV. I would like the know the closest Amish country for us to travel to, either in Ohio or KY. I would like it to be a bigger Amish country. Thank you! PLEASE EMAIL ME at andyscornerbooth@aol.com

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    Comment on Please Email Me, If You Know the Answer (September 20th, 2011 at 05:10)

    Please Email Me, If You Know the Answer

    I live in Hurricane, WV. I would like the know the closest Amish country for us to travel to, either in Ohio or KY. I would like it to be a bigger Amish country. Thank you! PLEASE EMAIL ME at andyscornerbooth@aol.com

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    Melissa C
    Comment on RE: Looking for couples Amish clothing (October 24th, 2011 at 00:38)

    RE: Looking for couples Amish clothing

    Need an Amish dress, apron, white bonnet, black bonnet. Also need men’s pants, shirt, suspenders & a hat. If I can purchase this please let me know. I’m located in Hart County. Thanks

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      Comment on Kentucky Amish (October 24th, 2011 at 04:57)

      I think David is right and E bay may be worth a try, there are also some plain clothing retailers that sell online, if you just do a google search. There was discussion of where to buy hair pins on this post and I believe a couple of general plain clothing businesses were mentioned in the comments section:


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    Comment on Melissa C (October 24th, 2011 at 04:33)

    Melissa C

    RE: Looking for couples Amish clothing

    Need an Amish dress, apron, white bonnet, black bonnet. Also need men’s pants, shirt, suspenders & a hat. If I can purchase this please let me know. I’m located in Hart County. Thanks


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      Melissa C
      Comment on Found Amish Clothing (October 24th, 2011 at 16:29)

      Found Amish Clothing

      I found an Amish Consignment Store right off HWY 88 going towards Cub Run Kentucky. All this time looking everywhere to include online and ebay, and it was just around the corner from where I live. This is a very interesting site which lead me to the consignment store and a lot more knowledge of my own community. Apparently I live in the largest community of Amish here in the State of Kentucky because I live in Munfordville. Which is Hart County a very beautiful place to live. Thanks for your help. Melissa

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    Comment on Businesses in Christian County (November 28th, 2011 at 15:00)

    Businesses in Christian County

    I’m familiar with the “plain”businesses around the Fairview area, but would like any info on Amish or other plain businesses around the other areas of Christian County, specifically the Lancaster County Amish settlement area. Interested in dry goods, furniture, hardware, etc. Thanks!!

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    Comment on Amish Furniture (January 15th, 2012 at 01:22)

    Amish Furniture

    There is a fairly new Amish furniture store just south of Elizabethtown on Dixie Hwy. And very often on Saturdays you can find an Amish family selling quilts and baskets at the Pilot Station off of exit 86 (Glendale). For anyone in the area, those are some wonderful things to check out!

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    Comment on Amish Clothing store online (February 3rd, 2012 at 09:40)

    Amish Clothing store online

    Our mailing address is:
    Gehman’s Country Fabrics
    540 Union Rd
    Lebanon, PA 17046

    Also look them up online and you can see what they have in their store. I think you can also order online as well. Many Blessings!

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    Comment on Question (February 12th, 2012 at 21:08)



    I’m a college student, and I’m doing an Observation Project for an Anthropology class. I’m supposed to attend some kind of ritual, ceremony, meeting, or event that is at least 1 hour long and have a minimum of 5 people in attendance.

    I would love to try to observe a part of the Amish community whether that be a church service or something else (I noticed someone mention dinner get togethers). I got some good ideas from the comments on here but could anyone give me some direction or help on who I could contact or where I could go for this?


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      Comment on Visiting Amish church service (February 13th, 2012 at 11:34)

      Visiting Amish church service

      Kristen you need to go meet someone in person, it looks like you are in Kentucky? The Amish at Guthrie are New Order. If anyone would accommodate you they are probably one of the groups in KY more likely open to having you visit. No guarantees but it probably wouldn’t hurt if you visit, explain your purpose and just ask.

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      Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 13th, 2012 at 15:27)

      Which college do you attend, or what area do you live in?

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    Al in Ky.
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 13th, 2012 at 20:35)

    I think Erik’s suggestion is good of visiting the New Order group
    at Guthrie, Ky. Also, there is a New Order Amish group at Rosebud, Indiana (between Fredericksburg and Salem), about
    30 miles northwest of Louisville. There is an Amish discount
    grocery at Rosebud and you might want to visit there to find out more about possibly visiting a group gathering. You might also visit the Amish bulk food store at Willisburg, Ky, or the one at
    Irvington, Ky. and as Erik said, explain your purpose and just ask if they would be open to your visit.

    Also, if you cannot find an Amish group gathering to visit, you
    might consider attending a “singing” of a conservative Mennonite
    group that dresses plainly. About sixty miles west of Louisville
    is the Breckinridge Mennonite Church (phone 270-547-5611) and I
    think they have a “singing” one Sunday evening a month. I have met several members of the church and I found them to be very friendly. At the singing, you would likely experience several
    cultural differences from a typical Protestant church service.

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    Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 13th, 2012 at 23:53)

    Thanks for the suggestions! I’m looking for places to look into with in a hour of Danville so some of these are too far. Any information on Yoder’s Store, Bread of Life Cafe, or Galilean Children’s Home?

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      Al in Ky.
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 14th, 2012 at 06:59)

      There are several Yoder’s stores in Kentucky. What town is the
      one at you are referring to? Galilean Home and Bread of Life
      Cafe are both south of Liberty, Ky. They were begun by
      Jerry Tucker and his wife Sandy who is now deceased. Several
      plain groups, including Amish, are supportive of the home, but
      the Tucker family is not Amish. Yet, the home and cafe are both
      interesting places to visit, especially in the fall at their annual
      quilt auction which is attended by many Amish and Mennonite people.
      Call the home at 606-787-5120 for more information. They would
      welcome your visit!

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