28 responses to Ethridge, Tennessee Amish Map
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    Amish map (May 15th, 2012 at 08:37)

    Amish map

    In the picture with the house, I am curious about her clothesline

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      Amish Map (May 15th, 2012 at 09:38)

      Amish Map

      Could those possibly be birdhouses made from gourds? They look like the right shape although it’s hard to tell from the distant shot.

      • Yes those are gourds, they are pretty common in this community. I just posted another Ethridge photo on the Facebook page w/some more in the background.

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    Ethridge, Tennessee Amish Map (May 15th, 2012 at 09:27)

    I hear that The Amish settlement of Ethridge is very much un-spoiled and not too touristy from some of the folks that I’ve talked to! Richard

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    Ethridge, Tennessee Amish Map (May 15th, 2012 at 09:56)

    It’s not a clothes line, but obviously gourds strung up to attract purple martins. I have seen this in the “Finger, Tenn.” community as well.

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    Amish maps (May 15th, 2012 at 13:27)

    Amish maps

    Now is a wonderful time of year to visit the Amish in Ethridge! Strawberries are in and lots of garden veggies are getting ripe. Stop in @ the Amish Welcome Center and pick up a FREE map. The ladies in there are good with directions, too. We love going and getting all the fresh produce.

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    Ethridge, Tennessee Amish Map (May 15th, 2012 at 15:51)

    This is also the community where you can take a large group horse-driven wagon tour.

    Another interesting tidbit that was mentioned by another poster regarding Ethridge is that this community was established, among other reasons, in protest of “bed courtship,” which is still a widespread practice among Swartzentruber Amish.

    On one of our first visits there, we aimed to purchase a rocking chair, but the Amish gentleman could not fit it into our car. Determined to make a sale (it was mid summer [before harvest] and things were pretty lean for the farmers), he decided to remove the rockers so the chair would fit. One rocker was stuck tight, so he hammered at it with his wrench, then part of the rocker broke off. In frustration, he exclaimed the “s” word in English. He looked as surprised as we must have.

    “Will you take it anyway?” he asked. We did.

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    Amish or Mennonite (May 19th, 2012 at 21:05)

    Amish or Mennonite

    Can someone please give me information about Ethridge. Im confused as I read different things -some say its an Amish community others Mennonite. And now I am reading something about the area being old hippies who are just acting like Amish to selll their items. I was planning a trip there next month but now I am worried.

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      Ethridge, Tennessee Amish Map (May 19th, 2012 at 21:39)

      The community depicted on the map is a Swartzentruber Amish community. They are considered the most conservative sect of all Amish.

      There may be some Mennonites and there may be some hippies; I can’t say that there are or are not, but don’t be worried that you’re being scammed…Hippies have never demonstrated the ability to be even remotely as productive as these people. As you drive around and meet them, the differences will become obvious. As a test, you can speak to the little ones (under age 4 or 5), and if they look like they don’t know what you’re talking about, then you’ve successfully happened upon an Amish child. Good luck!

    • Old hippies acting like Amish

      I have to say I found that very amusing Debby (no offense intended to you, just a comment on the info out there). I’d heard of the idea that actors might be hired to play the Amish but the hippie/fake-Amish scam is a new one for me.

      As Lattice said yes this is a Swartzentruber Amish community; not sure if there are any hippie fringe elements around the community, but if you stop by and pick up the map you should do alright if you are looking for real Amish businesses.

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    Ethridge, Tennessee Amish Map (May 21st, 2012 at 09:19)

    Debby and Erik,

    The community you are thinking about is Lobelville, TN. They look Amish, sort of, but without the religion. The place has a high people turn over. It is more a social-political community, so people don’t get along that well.

    Ethridge is a Swartzentruber Amish community with no hippie elements.

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    Amish and hippies in Lawrence Co., TN (May 22nd, 2012 at 18:25)

    Amish and hippies in Lawrence Co., TN

    Hey, Debby, there is a group of “old hippies” in Summertown,TN.. Summertown and Ethridge are both in Lawrence Co. TN. You can google The Farm Summertown TN. They settled here in 1970s. Started a commune and are still here after all these years. They are not at all Amish. lol They are very nice, interesting, and very well educated folks. They have a certified nurse-midwife clinic. The midwives do house calls for the Amish. If you ever get to visit us here in Ethridge you could also visit The Farm. Our Amish folks are very old-order. No running water in the house, no electricity, no telephones, (at all), no cars, trucks, or tractors. They do not have stores, they sell everything from their homes. You will really enjoy visiting Ethridge. Like Eric says just stop by the Welcome Center and ask for a map. The Welcome Center is @ 4001 Hwy. 43N Ethridge, TN 38464.

    • Thanks Diann, interesting to know. Come to think of it maybe some of the candle varieties I found in the Amish shop were due to hippie influence from the neighboring commune ;)

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      THANK YOU (May 25th, 2012 at 16:23)


      Thanks everyone for the info. We are planning on heading there sometime in june. Anything else to do in this area ?

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    Amish Candles (May 26th, 2012 at 17:55)

    Amish Candles

    Eric, I love to buy Love Spell air freshners from the Amish. Love Spell is a Victoria’s Secret brand. I giggle every time I buy it because I know they have no idea about Victoria’s secret. (I am sure they just order the oils from a catalog.) Thanks so much for the interesting disscusions. I really enjoy reading them! Have a great Memorial Day!

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      Debbie Wang
      Ethridge, Tennessee Amish Map (May 27th, 2012 at 08:13)


      Not necessarily so. My Amish friends love shopping at Bath and Body Works. It surprises me sometimes at how much they know about the “English” world.

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    Can't remember if they were Mennonites or Amish (July 5th, 2012 at 11:31)

    Can't remember if they were Mennonites or Amish

    I really can’t remember if they were Mennonite or Amish in Madisonville,TN.I know I really enjoy them though because when I was growing up I lived in Parkersburg,WV and we would make it a weekend out of going to see them in Berlin,OH and Walnut Creek,OH,also Sugarcreek,OH.I also lived near Mount Eaton,OH and would visit the Amish there,too.I really missed it when I came back for a visit in October of last year to Massillon,OH because I couldn’t go visit them while I was in town,due to a very short vacation.

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    Homemade Molasses or Sorghum (September 6th, 2012 at 14:36)

    Homemade Molasses or Sorghum

    Do the Amish still make Homemade Molasses or Sorghum. If they do, does anyone know when it will be available. I would love to buy some that is freshly made this fall, but I am not sure if they still make it and when they make it. I live in Alabama and I can’t find anyone here that make it.

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    Molasses time in Tennessee (September 8th, 2012 at 16:57)

    Molasses time in Tennessee

    It’s almost time to make molasses! The Amish here in Ethridge start making molasses about the middle of September through Oct. There are several diffrent families that will be cooking molasses. It’s also sweet potato, peanut, pumpkin, and gourd time. There also still quite a few fresh vegetables. Now is a wonderful time to visit. You can call the Welcome Center and they can tell you which ones will be making them. 931-829-2433

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      Ethridge, Tennessee Amish Map (September 13th, 2012 at 15:40)

      Thanks Diann

      Thanks for the information. I am looking forward to visiting in the next week or two and purchasing some good homemade Molasses. Didn’t realize they also had pumpkins and gourds and peanuts, can’t wait to visit and see what else is availiable.

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    I am looking for (October 30th, 2012 at 16:15)

    I am looking for

    Bowl Turners

    Quilt Makers

    Furniture Makers.

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    Ethridge, Tennessee Amish Map (October 30th, 2012 at 16:36)

    There are quilt makers and furniture makers here in Ethridge. Some of them make chop blocks and wooden spoons, but I don’t know of any that do bowl turning. Several of them make furniture of all kinds. The map that you get from the Welcome Center shows where they are.

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    Rhonda Stephens
    Ethridge, Tennessee Amish Map (February 12th, 2013 at 15:22)

    i would love a map and some brochures of this beautiful place if i could

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      Diann Pollock
      Amish maps (February 14th, 2013 at 13:08)

      Amish maps

      Rhonda, if you call the Amish Welcome Center in Ethridge, TN they will mail you a free map. 931-829-2433 The Amish have their greenhouses going and have begun plowing the gardens. Can’t wait for fresh veggies!

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      Jay Mooney
      Ethridge, Tennessee Amish Map (February 28th, 2013 at 20:50)

      You can pick up a map he Amish Welcome Center. Also the Lawrenceburg Chamber of Commerce has good county maps. Don’t buy Amish items from the welcome center. Stop at the Amish galleries owned by David and Lori. You will see many beautifull things made by the Amish as well as local artist. Then go to the Amish Country and inquire about what you’re looking for and buy from at a lower price. Ask about canes made by David Gingerich, Baskets by Maylon Gingerich and his wife (best made baskets, I believe), Amish hats by Malinda Gingerich, Rolling pins,cutting boards andd wooden spoons by Peter Zook (beautiful),Chopping block tables by John Miller,and collapsible baskets(don’t remember their name), they are neighbors of Maylon Gingerich on Buffalo Rd.Have fun !

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    July expectations (June 17th, 2013 at 11:12)

    July expectations

    We are taking a trip to Pulaski in mid July and would like to visit the Amish Country near there. Does anyone know what to expect this time of year? What is the produce auction that goes on a few times a week? Does anyone know where?

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    Ethridge, TN Plowboy Produce Auction (June 20th, 2013 at 14:25)

    Ethridge, TN Plowboy Produce Auction

    In mid July there will be all kinds of fresh produce. They already have tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, onions, cabbage, new potatoes, green beans, beets and zucchini. It is almost time for blueberries and raspberries. Sweet corn should be ready in another week or so. There will probably be cantaloupe by then. Plowboy Produce Auction is held every Mon., Wed., and Fri. April thru October. Their address is 469 S. Brace Rd. Ethridge, TN 38456. The sale starts at 1pm. You can buy veggies there or go directly to the Amish farms to buy them. Ethridge is about 25 miles from Pulaski. It is very interesting to go to the auction and see all the produce and the Amish farmers that grew it. Carrie, I hope you enjoy your visit with the Amish. The Amish Welcome Center has a free map of the area and the folks there can help you with directions. They are located at 4001 Hwy 43N Ethridge.

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