16 responses to Amish in Maryland
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    Comment on Amish in Maryland (March 1st, 2011 at 08:18)

    Erik, thanks for the post. I grew up in Maryland and was never aware of Amish settlements there.

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    Comment on Amish in Maryland (March 1st, 2011 at 09:18)

    From where do the Cecil County Amish orginate?

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    Comment on Amish in Maryland (March 1st, 2011 at 09:32)

    Great question Katie! I would love to know the answer to that too! I live very near this area..We also have some Amish & Mennonite families in Loveville MD… That is even closer to me… They have the best & most Beautiful flowers, veggies & furniture & crafts..Just purchased a new solar lighthouse for my front yard from a family that has a shop in Loveville… 🙂

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    Comment on Amish in Maryland (March 1st, 2011 at 09:48)

    Glad you enjoyed it Rhonda. Katie and Teresa they are either Lancater related or directly out of Lancaster. I believe it’s a direct daughter settlement though.

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    Comment on Amish in Maryland (March 1st, 2011 at 14:12)

    Erik regarding the Amish communities in Maryland, are there any signs or any attempts to commercialize those areas. Or are these communities pretty much just farming settlements. Richard,Lebanon,pa

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    Comment on Amish in Maryland (March 1st, 2011 at 17:00)

    Hi Richard there are quite a few Amish businesses in St. Mary’s County. You can see examples if you got to either of the first 2 links in this post. As to tourism, I did not see much if any there.

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    Comment on Amish in Maryland (March 1st, 2011 at 19:13)

    Interesting, thanks for the info Erik. Hows the weather in poland right about now, and i know its not Amish related but would you ever put a few images from there on here at any point. I wouldnt mind seeing a few myself. Richard, Penn

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    Comment on Amish in Maryland (March 1st, 2011 at 20:29)

    Richard, I feel like I left spring behind in NC (and even PA) and returned to business as usual 🙂 Winter ought to hang on for another 4 to 6 weeks, then we’ll start to get into the clear.

    I never thought of posting any Poland photos but maybe I should. Hey I wrote that then just remembered there are a few already on the blog from a few years back. There is a Beachy Amish family from Indiana that lives in the country outside Warsaw, and I’ve visited them a couple times.

    You can see some shots I took of the countryside, I think I’m in one of them with some of the kiddos as well as their dad Jacob Martin. Also there is a Polish cow, which gives Polish milk:


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    Comment on Amish in Maryland (March 2nd, 2011 at 08:16)

    Ill check that out Erik, thanks. Richard.Penn

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    kristin jager
    Comment on Amish in Maryland (March 4th, 2011 at 06:45)

    I had no idea there were Amish in Maryland. Why do you think they “hide” from public view? If this were the case, might there be Amish “hidden” in other states , as well–states not noted for Amish communities? It is just a thought.

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    Comment on Tourism in small Amish communities (March 5th, 2011 at 05:06)

    Tourism in small Amish communities

    Kristin these are actually smaller communities; many Amish would prefer to get less attention than say the Lancaster Amish do, though some even in smaller communities benefit from tourist business and even cooperate with it to a degree. Here is a good example: http://amishamerica.com/the-amish-of-ethridge-tennessee/

    There are actually over 400 Amish settlements in North America, so you will find a lot that are not very well-known, and in some states where you might not expect Amish to be. The Young Center has a complete listing here: http://www2.etown.edu/amishstudies/Population_by_State_2010.asp

    I am about halfway through outlining these states here: http://amishamerica.com/amish-state-guide/

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    Comment on Amish in PA (July 13th, 2011 at 08:05)

    Amish in PA

    Erik…I heard from someone that lives near lancaster that there are Amish families that rent out rooms….you can stay for a visit on actual amish farm and have breafast with them…like a B&B….is this true? The lady I spoke to said she met someone that did that…but didnt get the name of farm??

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      Comment on Amish B n B in Lancaster County (July 13th, 2011 at 08:32)

      Amish B n B in Lancaster County

      Hi Nicole, there are a couple that do that I believe. I don’t have the names though, maybe someone else does?

      If you post the same question on the “Amish in PA” or “Pennsylvania Amish” page, that might be your best bet.



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      Barbara Tague
      Comment on Very interested (January 17th, 2016 at 17:19)

      Very interested

      I would love something like this!!

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    Comment on Amish in Maryland (June 13th, 2012 at 21:50)

    the amish in cecilton, md; i knew one of the families very well.
    they moved back to lancaster, pa, shortly after this posting.
    they were a very nice family!

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    Comment on Learned something new:-) (March 5th, 2015 at 03:25)

    Learned something new:-)

    A little dated (my comment, not your article), but still thanks for the article.
    I was actually Googling, “Why aren’t there any Amish in Maryland. I’ve spent almost my whole life here & never heard of them or the communities they live in. Thanks for the a info,

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