173 responses to Missouri Amish

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    Lin
    Dutchman's Store (April 10th, 2012 at 13:13)

    Dutchman's Store

    Dutchman’s Store is in Iowa, but it is only 15 minutes from the Missouri line, across from Memphis, Missouri. My friends call it the “Mennonite Wal-Mart!”

    You can visit here to learn more about it:
    www.kohlwholesale.com/customerdutchmans.php

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    Mabel
    Missouri Amish (May 8th, 2012 at 09:19)

    I used to live near Humansville and Dunnegan, north of Bolivar, MO. There were quite a few Amish up there. In fact, my ex and I had only one or two sets of neighbors near us that WEREN’T Amish. I did get to know a family that sold cookies and bread by the highway and they were delightful people. Great neighbors!

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    Cathy
    Amish in Clark County, MO (May 14th, 2012 at 22:35)

    Amish in Clark County, MO

    I will be visiting Missouri from Alaska in June. Will be in Columbia but want to go up to Clark County to visit the Amish community to see the quilts and take a tour if there is one available. I can’t find anything on the internet and I realize they don’t have internet, but is there any information available? Your help is appreciated.

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      Tom G
      Here is what I know...Clark,MO Amish (May 27th, 2012 at 01:19)

      Here is what I know...Clark,MO Amish

      Check out this site for directions.

      http://publications.sturgeon-mo.org/map-clark_amish.pdf

      Not all of these are up to date. I just found out that letter “H”
      TERRY’S COUNTY STORE has noit been in business for sometime now. The problem is that the Amish don’t market what they do, and so a map, like the one I listed above, gets out of date.
      Also, be aware that just because a listing is on the map does not mean it is Amish that run it. I hope this helps some.
      PS…JamesPort, MO and Bowling Green,MO might be fairly close Amish places to check out.
      Tom

      Here is what I know...Clark,MO Amish

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        Terry Plank
        Owner Terrys country store (November 14th, 2013 at 15:26)

        Owner Terrys country store

        Hello, Terrys country store is open and has been for five years and it is a discount grocery store and just because it is not run by the amish dont mean it is not good. People should check it out. Terry

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          Tom Geist
          OOPS! (November 14th, 2013 at 16:21)

          OOPS!

          Hi Terry,

          When I was in Clark I used an online map to find Amish business’s. The one I saw that listed Terrys was not there. An Amish gal that lived near where the place seemed to be told me the business had been closed for years.
          I totally agree that just because a business is not Amish owned or run that that does not make it bad. For me though, I go to Clark, and other places where Amish live, to meet and shop Amish. If I wanted to just shop with English I could have stayed in my hometown.
          If you list the address of where your business is I will make a point to stop in and buy something next time I am in Clark.

          Tom LincNebr@hotmail.com

          OOPS!

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      mahlon Lambright
      lady from alaska (May 29th, 2012 at 22:34)

      lady from alaska

      yes ,my mom used to quilt the best thing I can tell you if you go out to the country stores and get information. I am originally from that community.

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        Becky Iannaccone
        Missouri Amish (May 10th, 2013 at 22:12)

        Was curious, Mahlon Lambright – any relation to Minno Lambright family of Mercer county?

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      sharon
      Amish in Missouri (August 12th, 2014 at 14:00)

      Amish in Missouri

      I would suggest you look for the Chamber of Commerce for the county or towns for Clark county and look at things to do as they may list something pertaining to the Amish. Also if you do a search on the internet for Amish communities in Clark county you should be able to find info.

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    Yoder
    Missouri Amish (May 15th, 2012 at 06:52)

    Would you want to visit Kalona, Iowa? They have tours. See kalonaiowa.org. Or you could phone Kalona Historical Tours, 319-656-2519.

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      Susan Cox
      On Missouri Amish (March 27th, 2013 at 09:20)

      On Missouri Amish

      Would like to see if there are any plain Mennonites or Beachy in the area.. Have thought about moving back to Missouri.. Susie

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        Beachy (May 10th, 2013 at 23:30)

        Beachy

        Susie , we live at Renick Mo. We live just 7 miles from the Amish community . I go there often as there are several stores out there. I have in the past seen the name Beachey on some mail boxes. There are several Yoders . If my memory serves me right I read that this Amish community is the second largest in MO. I noticed that you said miditnite (Spelled wrong )Im not much of a speller.I do know that there is a difference,as the Amish use horse and buggy for transporation. There is some minitnites and a church down around the Madison Mo. community. That is 10 miles east of Moberly.We live 4 miles from Moberly ,so the two communitys are located pretty togeather. Hope this has help you in some way. I would just love to see more of your kind of people to come in to our area. Mrs Verna Hendren

        Beachy

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    Dana
    I used to live there... (June 28th, 2012 at 10:34)

    I used to live there...

    I used to live in that area. I was raised in Southeast Missouri where Mennonite communities have in recent years been growing and growing, I am so glad to hear. But then as a young adult, I moved to Branson and in my travels all across the southern hills and mountains of southern Missouri, I would see the farms… the horse manure on the shoulders…. :o) and sometimes I would get lucky enough to see a buggy on the shoulder of the highway. I long to go back to my home state as I have been far away for a long time. I know there are more Mennonites in Northern Arkansas. I have always wanted to live in that way, but never thought I actually would. Maybe I was not brought up that way, but once you know, then you know. I am accountable now. Lord give me the strength.

    I used to live there...

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    Marian
    Barn (July 17th, 2012 at 00:49)

    Barn

    I need a barn built. I heard that the Amish do a wonderful job. Could anyone direct me to anyone who would be interested in doing this?

    Thank you!

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      Dee
      barn built (August 22nd, 2012 at 01:54)

      barn built

      Mose Gingrich is an ex-amish and has a construction company. He lives in Columbia, Missouri. See his website here:

      http://www.gingerichconstruction.net/

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      Karen Lightfoot-Betts
      Mennonite Barn Builders (May 11th, 2013 at 09:36)

      Mennonite Barn Builders

      Harlan’s Steel Buildings in Excelsor, MO. Owned/Operated by Harlan Zimmerman. They built an exquisite 50’X30′ all metal barn on our property in Versailles, MO in September 2011. Everone was great. Took them slightly kess than 2 full days..Friday & Saturday. I shopped around for 5 years getting prices for wood & steel “poles”. Theirs was the best qquality & best price. I have referred them to many people.
      Karen

      Mennonite Barn Builders

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      Amish built log cabin (May 3rd, 2014 at 08:59)

      Amish built log cabin

      I am looking for a competent Amish builder(s) to construct an authenic Amish log cabin in or near central Arkansas. I am looking at various log cabin kits but would like to have the cabin assembled by qualified Amish craftsmen. Also, I would like Amish input on the type of logs to use and maybe even a referral to a particular supplier of kits. Would like to have simple cabin plan with “dog trot” design with fireplace or wood burning stove. Will not be primary residence – Just a getaway.
      Haven’t purchase lot yet and probably won’t until I settle on plan and builder. Thanks, Bob Morris, Conway, AR 72034, 501-450-7532(H), 501-472-5749(M). MUST HAVE REFERENCES AS TO YOUR ABILITY AS SKILLED IN THIS TRADE.

      Amish built log cabin

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        Missouri Amish (May 3rd, 2014 at 09:08)

        Bob, I was down in Conway this week, offering to help with the disaster relief after the EF4+ tornado came through the region. Hope your building needs are because of damage from that storm.

        I’m just curious: What exactly is an authentic Amish log cabin. I’ve been to a handful of different Amish communities, and I don’t remember seeing one of those.

        Good luck on your build — just keep ‘er out of the tornado alley. (ha)

        Missouri Amish

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    David Benson
    Licking, MO Amish (August 7th, 2012 at 16:53)

    Licking, MO Amish

    Last time I checked, there were quite a few Amish around the Licking area.

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      Kathy Seelig
      Looking for a Amish Bed and Breakfast (August 14th, 2012 at 20:25)

      Looking for a Amish Bed and Breakfast

      I have also heard that about there are Amish around the Licking area..I live in Edgar Springs,Mo.I have been in the Seymour,Mo and have enjoyed seeing the amish and thier buggies driving along the road.. I have always wanted to visit a Amish nome or a B&B and stay .. Can anyone help find one for my husband and I.

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        Tom Geist
        Amish B&B? (August 15th, 2012 at 00:32)

        Amish B&B?

        That brings up a good question. Do any of the Amish groups have bed and breakfast type places? I could guess that some new order Amish or Mennonite might, but Old Order?

        And gee, what would that look like if it was an old order place. Would they ban electronics, or say you could only use them out near the road?

        Like others, I too would kind of like to see what it would be like to stay in an Amish home for a night. I get the feeling this is like when people want to go out and do some real camping, you know, really rough it. Could we handle it? I suppose we all have the power to do that in our own places now. Shut off the power to your house, turn the phone down on silent ring and put it in your garage. Go to bed with the sun and get up with it, or before.

        I think it would be fun to have an Amish dude ranch, or whatever, where you go to stay for several days and do what they do. Wear what they do, work like they do.
        Ah, dreams.

        Amish B&B?

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          Amish-run B&B's (August 15th, 2012 at 09:16)

          Amish-run B&B's

          Tom they’re not too common but yes some Amish do operate Bed and Breakfast accommodations, mostly in the bigger communities (in OH, PA etc). I haven’t heard of any in Missouri though. I don’t know if they’d be hooked up to some sort of electric power, but I don’t think anyone running that sort of establishment would ban electronics (as an example I sometimes bring electronic items into Amish friends’ homes, though not the kind I’d have to plug in).

          Amish-run B&B's

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            Tom Geist
            Electronics (August 20th, 2012 at 18:10)

            Electronics

            Eric, that makes me wonder what is acceptable to bring in around Amish people. I most often have a MP3 player to listen to and when not in use I drape the earplugs over my shoulder. I feel like I shouldn’t even have them in sight when I am around the Amish. When the car radio is going and I pull up to where Amish are gathered I shut it off ahead of time. My cell phone doesn’t come out either. It just doesn’t seem right. What do Amish people think of English using these things around them? (maybe this is a better topic for somewhere else)

            Electronics

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              Cell Phone (March 8th, 2013 at 00:36)

              Cell Phone

              I had a Amiash Lady that owns a store in the area of clark, mo. ask me if I would loan her my cell phone so that she could call in a order for her store. At that time I dident own a cell phone ,but I do now.

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    Jamesport Web Site (August 31st, 2012 at 22:35)

    Jamesport Web Site

    I have worked on a new web site for Jamesport over the past year. HTTP://www.Jamesport.net. /

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      Tom Geist
      Jamesport Web Site (September 1st, 2012 at 00:00)

      Jamesport Web Site

      Ron L, listed above, ( www.jamesport.net/ ) has done a LOT to help English people get to know Amish people better, as well as promote both Amish and English business’s in Jamesport,Missouri. Check out the website if you might be heading to Missouri.

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    Marsha
    Horse Training (September 23rd, 2012 at 13:26)

    Horse Training

    I would like to find Amish Family to train my horse to drive buggy
    and cart.
    Can anyone send me contact info for this
    can also emial to marsha@firmin.com or marshablanchard@gmail.com
    Thanks

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    Amish horse trainer in Missouri (September 23rd, 2012 at 17:49)

    Amish horse trainer in Missouri

    If you need help training horses to drive, call the Jamesport Harness Shop, 21776 St Hwy 190, Jamesport, MO 64648 … (660) 684-6775 . This is an Amish business, so they will not answer the phone. Leave a message and they will call you back. There are other Amish in the area who train miniature horses to pull pony carts for the kids.

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    Maria West
    Missouri Amish (November 1st, 2012 at 12:24)

    We own a small company in Grand Junction CO. We are looking for someone that can make leather straps (halters, headstalls), make breast collars and cinches, reins.

    Appreciate information.

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    Tom Geist
    Barn Built (December 24th, 2012 at 02:37)

    Barn Built

    I apologize if someone already corrected this.

    Lee mentioned that Moses Gingerich Construction builds things. Lee’s post indicated the website to check out as:
    http://gingerichconstruction.net/

    If you go to the site it says that he shut the business down in August, 2010. He sells cars now, among some other ventures.

    Tom G…Mister Groszfeelich

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    Tom Geist
    Carrollton Missouri Amish (December 29th, 2012 at 01:30)

    Carrollton Missouri Amish

    I was pleasantly surprised to find an Amish community between Jamesport,Mo and Columbia,Mo for me to stop at. I did not read about it here, so maybe it can can be added.(?) It’s in Carrollton, Mo. I stopped at 2 of the business’s there and was told there are 2 districts in Carrollton. The Amish have been there about 20 years. Mast Candy Kitchen is a place to stop if you have a sweet tooth. (seasonal) They also have some antique items as well. They are just North of Carrollton a few miles, on Hwy 65, just North of County Road 310.
    Another new Amish store which opened there about 3 weeks ago is the Rose Valley Grocery. It’s a little ways North of Mast Candy.

    Tom G Mr Groszfeelich—Lincoln, Nebraska

    Carrollton Missouri Amish

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      Missouri Amish (December 29th, 2012 at 09:22)

      Thanks Tom–good addition. We’ll update all of these in 2013, and so these comments are a help.

      A “Candy Kitchen” would have been a dream come true when I was 6 or so (okay and maybe today as well).

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    stan miller
    Tear down houses for material (January 14th, 2013 at 14:39)

    Tear down houses for material

    We have bought some land at church and need someone to tear down houses for material. We can be contacted at First Assembly of God 600 w. main. Branson Missouri 65616. or 417-334-3803

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    Roger Holmes
    Looking fo 2013 auction date (January 27th, 2013 at 03:53)

    Looking fo 2013 auction date

    In May of 2012 we accidentally discovered what we were told was an Amish community auction [near Bowling Green]. I have been trying to find the date for this year’s auction. I believe last May it was Mother’s Day weekend [Saturday]. Any help is appreicated – thanks!

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      Missouri Amish (February 20th, 2013 at 22:35)

      We were in Bowling Green a few days ago. While visiting with an Amish man in his woodworking business, he told us their auction this year will be May 11.

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    Qayaya
    want to visit jamesport (February 20th, 2013 at 21:32)

    want to visit jamesport

    Hey Guys

    I am planning to visit Jamesport this summer. I would like to talk to a few of them about their religion, and it’s history. I am a scholar and I am interested in studying history of religions. Do you think they might help me ? Is there someone who can help me in that ?

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      Tom Geist
      Missouri Amish (February 20th, 2013 at 22:40)

      I’ve been going to Jamesport a number of times this last year to learn more about the Amish. I would suggest going into any of the Amish stores and asking if they might suggest their bishop or ministers that you might ask questions of.

      What I’ve wanted to see is how the individual Amish person actually lives/acts day to day. That requires being around them enough that they might open up more.
      Tom…. LincNebr@hotmail.com

      Missouri Amish

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        Missouri Amish (March 19th, 2014 at 10:22)

        Tom, I just noticed your post/question from a year ago. If you are still looking for a place to see how the Amish live day-to-day, I would suggest a place that my wife and I have stayed a couple of times over the past couple of summers. The place is called The Farmstead, located in Mt. Hope, OH. I don’t have the contact info. handy (but could get it from my wife if you need it), but they do have a phone and you can call for information/reservation. It is an operating diary farm, run by the Miller (?) family, and they have a small annex on the main house that they rent out by the night. Totally wonderful family, and they allow those that stay there access to the various goings-on on the farm. It is in a high buggy-traffic area, so you can sit out in the yard and watch the Amish world come to you. Guest can also enjoy a meal with the family (for a fee), and just visit and ask questions and whatever. Super folks!

        Missouri Amish

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          Tom Geist
          Missouri Amish (March 19th, 2014 at 19:51)

          Thanks for the idea Don. Last fall I did do some Amish seeking as far out as Holmes County Ohio, hitting many many Amish communities along the way. What has really helped me get to know some Amish was a bad buggy/car accident back in July 2013 down in Pawnee City Nebraska. I got to know several Amish families pretty well over time, which was the goal.

          I’m sure the information you have about the place you can stay would benefit many others too!

          Tom…Lincoln, Ne LincNebr@hotmail.com

          Missouri Amish

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      Jamesport Amish will talk to English (March 27th, 2013 at 10:15)

      Jamesport Amish will talk to English

      Jamesport is unique among Amish settlements in Missouri. The Amish are integrated so well in this community that there is very little they will not discuss with curious visitors. The best place to get candid conversation is at the many Amish businesses here. The Amish business owners here are used to dealing with curious tourists and have developed a very friendly and candid public face.

      Check out this blog by a local Amish (not sanctioned by the bishop).

      http://amishinsider7.blogspot.com/

      Jamesport Amish will talk to English

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      Missouri Amish (March 19th, 2014 at 10:11)

      Hi Qayaya. I am just now seeing your post from a year ago. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Jamesport — my first trip there was about a year ago, and I’ve now made 4 visits (as a freelance photographer), and hope to make some more in the near future.

      If you are interested in the religious history of the Amish, you might consider visiting the Behalt Amish Mennonite Heritage Center in Berlin, OH. As a pastor and “perpetual student” (incl. recent doctoral studies), I too am quite interested in the Amish beliefs. I have found that many of the Amish are not too open with discussing religion — it tends to lead to controversy, and they will avoid that. But there are some that will share their beliefs — esp. among those in the more tourist-friendly areas that have come to understand that that is just a part of the tourist curiosity. You can find some books that may help in some of the Amish stores.

      If I can be of any other help please do not hesitate to ask.

      Missouri Amish

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    Angelika Record
    Licking Amish (April 18th, 2013 at 21:47)

    Licking Amish

    There is a fairly large community on AT Highway of N Hwy. Just talked to some of them, they said that they moved to Licking in 2009.

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      Kathy
      Talked to a Amish couple (May 11th, 2013 at 06:46)

      Talked to a Amish couple

      I was at the Town and Country market in Licking and I chatted with a couple that was just getting ready to leave… I asked if it was possible to come and visit/see their place.. They said sure.. I have always been interested in seeing a Amish place. I would love to find a Amish B&B to stay at as well.. I see them driving their buggies down Hwy 60 and always say I have a lot of respect for them to choose to live that life..

      Talked to a Amish couple

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    Looking? (July 1st, 2013 at 09:30)

    Looking?

    Currently living in central Illinois, near the Amish community of Cuba, Illinois. Tired of the climate (cold winters), I’m looking to relocate near an Amish community…. for the fact…that I’ve become comfortable having them as neighbors and friends. I also drive for them and would like to continue the practice. Southern Missouri would be my choice of relocation.

    Thank you,

    David Monnier
    Karen Monnier

    Looking?

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      Soj
      David Monnier - Property in S MO near Amish (August 16th, 2013 at 14:38)

      David Monnier - Property in S MO near Amish

      I have property in S MO that is not too far from Amish communities in Seymour and Mansfield – Amish put the roof on my house. Mennonites from Byler’s in Seymour put up my barn.

      Property is still pretty affordable in the area – do you have job requirements though? Because employment opportunities are pretty bad in the area. Schools are pretty bad too.

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        Joe Breshears
        Mennonite builders from Seymour (October 14th, 2013 at 08:58)

        Mennonite builders from Seymour

        Could you recommend the Mennonite builders, and if so, give me a contact? I’m interested in a Byler’s barn. Thanks

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    Tom Geist
    Missouri Family Directory Needed (July 3rd, 2013 at 18:52)

    Missouri Family Directory Needed

    Missouri has a statewide Amish directory that comes out every 5 years. The last one came out 3 years ago and I am on the hunt to find someone/someplace that has one I might purchase. I would be willing to pay twice the price that it originally went for in order to get one.
    The reason I would like one is to make it easier to find the places in Missouri to go visit. I purchased one of the Central Plains while I was in Kansas an it was a big help.
    Any know of one I might get?

    Tom LincNebr@hotmail.com

    Missouri Family Directory Needed

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    Carlos Sun
    Amish Furniture in Clark (August 25th, 2013 at 11:38)

    Amish Furniture in Clark

    I visited Clark, MO, for the first time yesterday. My wife and I had the most delightful time visiting a few stores, and buying furniture (our main goal). It is unfortunate that the Amish do not advertise as the quality and price of their furniture are excellent. We bought an armoire and chairs at Yoder’s Oak Furniture on 171 near Y and US-22. Sam Yoder was very friendly and a skilled craftsman. The furniture is a bit heavy as it’s made of real wood and not MDF. I am telling my friends and family about his store. Do be prepared to use the outhouse if you need the facilities.

    Amish Furniture in Clark

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    mary
    amish store (September 5th, 2013 at 17:59)

    amish store

    looking for a amish store around owensville mo as i am looking for ceertain foods and know I can find them in an amish store

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      Becky Iannaccone
      Amish store (September 5th, 2013 at 22:33)

      Amish store

      The closest one to you that I know of is in Jamesport. The one near me is west of Modena on hwy D. Go west on route D right before you get to Princeton.

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        Tom Geist
        Missouri Amish (September 6th, 2013 at 00:01)

        Mary, it depends exactly what you are looking for. Windsor Mo has an Amish store. As I remember it, Sedalia has a English store that sells some Amish items. North of Columbia you have Clark, Mo which has a number of Amish business’s and above that are some other Amish communities. Bowling Green is also somewhat near.
        I don’t have the time now to check my Missouri Amish listing but I know there are other places closer.

        Missouri Amish

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          mary
          Missouri Amish (September 6th, 2013 at 22:03)

          thanks Tom lokking for watermelon rind preserves, and some other can goods that I found in an amish store when in eureka springs ar

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            Tom Geist
            Missouri Amish (September 8th, 2013 at 23:32)

            Follow-up….
            I see that there is an Amish settlement in Dixon Mo, but I can’t see if there are any Amish stores there. They must get things somewhere. The Amish settlements I find per the Missouri Amish directory are in the following Missouri towns:
            Bethany
            Bowling Green
            Canton-Montecello
            Carrollton
            Clark
            Dixon
            Downing
            El Dorado Springs
            Flemington
            Greentop,Mo
            Harwood
            Humasville
            Jamesport
            Kahoka
            La Plata
            Lamar
            Macon
            Mercer
            Monroe City
            Mount Vernon
            Mountain Grove
            Osceola
            Seymour
            Stanberry
            Verona
            Wheatland
            Windsor

            I know this list is not complete because, as Becky above mentioned, and I can attest to, Modena, Mo has an Amish store. My list is from a 2010 directory.
            I would suggest a trip to one of the bigger Amish communities and check.

            Missouri Amish

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      Linda
      Missouri Amish (September 9th, 2013 at 14:44)

      With thanks to www.discoverbulk.com
      these bulk food stores should be within 100 miles of Owensville, MO. Some of these stores may be Amish-influenced or Mennonite. Is it important to you to see Amish people and buggies, or do you just want to buy Amish-type products? You could call to see if they have what you are looking for. These cities do not match very well with Tom’s list of Amish cities in Missouri, but some of these cities are listed in The Budget newspaper index: Buffalo, Farmington, Licking, Linn, Versailles.

      Deutsches Heim LLC
      101 Hwy Cc
      Linn, MO 65051
      573 897-9942

      Shirk’s Country Market
      345 Hwy 50 & Rt U Junction
      Centertown, MO 65023
      573 584-3650

      Country Cupboard**
      217 N Hwy 63
      Licking, MO 65542
      573 674-4404

      Ole Tyme Pantry
      5200 Hwy D
      Farmington, MO 63640
      573 747-1761

      Weaver’s Country Market
      13920 Market Rd
      Versailles, MO 65084
      573 378-4672

      Hoover’s Bulk Food Store
      9376 Hwy 52
      Versailles, MO 65084
      573 378-6699

      Dutch Bakery And Bulk Foods
      709 W Hwy 50
      Tipton, MO 65081
      660 433-2865 x2916

      Shetlers Discount Grocery
      200 Industrial Park Rd
      Cabool, MO 65689
      417 962-2255

      Miller’s Country Store
      3294 Us Hwy 73
      Buffalo, MO 65622
      417 345-5100

      Missouri Amish

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        Joe
        Shetlers (April 6th, 2014 at 19:12)

        Shetlers

        There is also a Shetlers in Seymour along with Bylers for bulk food purchases. Mail me if you are coming to the area.

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          Tom Geist
          Missouri Amish (April 6th, 2014 at 20:39)

          Hey Joe….

          Maybe I just missed it…but where is your email address listed?

          I went to Seymour once but want to go back sometime and hit some of their business’s.

          Thanks…. Tom in Lincoln, Ne

          LincNebr@hotmail.com

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            Seymour Map? (April 6th, 2014 at 21:17)

            Seymour Map?

            Hey Tom, do you know of a map of the Amish community in Seymour? I’ve been through there a couple of times, but really didn’t see anything other than a few not-so-well-kept-up farms, a schoolhouse, and seems like a small store. If there is more to the area I would sure like to know about it in case I’m back through the area.

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              Joe
              Missouri Amish (April 7th, 2014 at 10:22)

              I don’t know how you could miss the Amish farms! Did you have your eyes closed or what?

              There are 2 distinct communities; the A highway group and the C highway group. Drive North off of 60 on either highway (and side roads) and you will see hundreds of farms.

              Between the 2 traffic lights on 60 is Skyline/Division. Take it North and explore the side roads. I buy all of my milk, eggs, and butter in this area. There is ever a very reasonable Amish butcher: Joe Z Schwartz.

              J&L custom butchering
              1258 Winningham Rd.
              Seymour MO 65746

              Missouri Amish

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                Missouri Amish (April 7th, 2014 at 11:17)

                Yeah, Joe, that’s me — driving around the countryside looking for the sights and hoping to snap a few pictures…, and all the while keeping my eyes wide *shut*. (And I think if you’ll re-read my original question you see that “farms” were what I said that I did notice.)

                But that aside, thanks for the general description of the area. However, I would still like a map with Amish-related sites (schools, stores, farms, etc.) marked on it. I’ve seen such for several other Amish communities, and I was just asking if anyone knew if there was one for the Seymour area.

                Missouri Amish

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                  Joe
                  Missouri Amish (April 7th, 2014 at 11:35)

                  If you drive around you will see small business signs.

                  I know of no such map for Seymour. Perhaps I should think about producing one. :-P

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                    Joe
                    Missouri Amish (April 7th, 2014 at 11:38)

                    Do you have any links to any of the maps that you spoke of?
                    I would like to see what others have done.

                    Thanks

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                    Maps (April 7th, 2014 at 12:15)

                    Maps

                    Okay, that’s probably part of the problem. I was in Seymour during the cold months, and maybe that community is like a lot of others with many of the home businesses shutting down at that time of year.

                    Here is an online map of the Amish community in Clark, MO:
                    http://centraliamochamber.com/downloads/Clark_Amish_Map.pdf

                    From Jamesport, MO, featuring some Amish businesses but not the schools (understandably):
                    http://jamesportmissouri.org/jcalandscapemap2011.jpg

                    A particularly helpful map of the Bowling Green, MO, Amish area:
                    http://www.visitbowlinggreenmo.com/amish_map.pdf

                    This is the kind of thing I hoping to have access to for the Seymour area.

                    Maps

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                      Tom Geist
                      Missouri Amish (April 7th, 2014 at 18:52)

                      Hi Don,

                      I got lucky and have an impromptu vacation, leaving tomorrow, to hit some Amish settlements in Kansas and Oklahoma. I would have to look back in my notes of my trip to Seymour, but I think Joe is up on more of it than I am.

                      Joe, did J&L custom butchering recently add a store to it? About a year ago when I was down that way a boy and girl were cutting some trees along the road leading to their place. They said there was a butcher shop there and that they were adding some store too.

                      Another Amish map online from Clark, Mo:
                      http://publications.sturgeon-mo.org/map-clark_amish.pdf

                      These maps really help the Amish get outside business. Some do not list specific address’s, which make it tougher for people like me that use GPS’s. (Although to be fair, some of these back roads are unlisted on my Tom-Tom GPS. *grrr*

                      Tom in Lincoln
                      LincNebr@hotmail.com

                      Missouri Amish

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                      Thanks.... (April 7th, 2014 at 19:27)

                      Thanks....

                      Thank Tom. Correct me if I’m missing something, but the two maps (the one you mentioned and the one I mentioned earlier) look to be identical — only located at different URL’s. But thanks anyway.

                      I would say something about ‘you lucky dog’ related to the impromptu vacation…, but it looks like I’m headed off on one here soon myself. Plan to pass through Clark for maybe some 2-3 hrs on the way to Jamesport (MO). There’s a guy in Jamesport wanting me to do some photography for a project that he’s working on — and hey, can’t pass up an opportunity to go to Amish country. (ha)

                      Good luck on your trip. If you takes pictures that you share somewhere online, I’d love to have a chance to see them.

                      Thanks....

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                      Tom Geist
                      Missouri Amish (April 14th, 2014 at 00:17)

                      My bad Don, I didn’t see that you posted that map. =)

                      Now here is something I am going to suggest that might not work for you. This last week I took a trip from Lincoln, Nebraska down to Tulsa Oklahoma, hitting Amish communities going and coming back. I stopped in Parsons Kansas and meet some of the conservative Swiss Amish.

                      Sidebar: Since starting to move there in 2006 they now have some 69 families. Only 2 of the families have the last name of Schrock, all of the rest are Schwartz!

                      I met a lady that writes for the Amish newspaper Budget. She actually sold me a directory of the Amish there. ($3) There was not a map but there were address’s. People could then point out when places sold items. They have 3 districts and so you could kind of see which places might be closer to the others. Not a map to be sure but. I understand Seymour should have this type of directory there as well that might be useful in finding places to go.

                      I think I saw some of your pictures on Flikr Don. If that’s you I think Seymour would be a nice contrast to other Amish settlements. The color of clothing they wear… their houses that have shingles for the sides of the house… horse power to run equipment and other things they do make the regular Amish look like New Order Amish!

                      Missouri Amish

              • Pictures of Seymour MO -- Requesting Insight and Feedback

                Joe, Tom, Erik…, and anyone else with insight/feedback you’d like to share…..

                Yesterday I took the long way back home from a trip to AR, and made a quick pass through Seymour, MO. I was rushed, it was bad overcast and getting a bit late in the day (both making for poorer lighting — and poorer pictures), and a host of other reasons that combined to give me an almost embarrassing set of pictures (quality-wise). But until I get back and do better, these are the best I have.

                I’ve worked the pics up, and uploaded them to a hidden folder on my flickr account. Before I make this open to the general public, I would really appreciate you guys/gals that know the area or Amish in general better than I do to have a look-see at the pics and give me feedback. On a number of the images I have made comments, and I would greatly appreciate anyone that would like to confirm or correct the content of these. And as always, any other feedback is more than welcome.

                So, here’s the link to the folder:
                www.flickr.com/gp/ozarkinspirations/T8a6E0/

                Thanks to anyone that can take a minute or two to look at them and help me make sure my stuff is in order.

                Pictures of Seymour MO -- Requesting Insight and Feedback

                • Seymour (Webster County) Amish community

                  Don, interesting photos as always. What caught my eye:

                  -Pioneer Equipment “authorized dealer” sign hanging under the very plain Schwartz Horseshoe sign. The Pioneer company is one of the most innovative Amish businesses I know, and one of the larger ones out there (30+ emps last time I checked). It was an interesting juxtaposition seeing the two signs combined of what are two probably pretty different in certain ways businesses.

                  -Very plain-appearing community as you note. They are of Swiss Amish background with Adams County IN ties, I am not sure how much back and forth there is between the two communities but have always wondered. The two largest and best known Swiss communities, Adams Co and Allen Co, Indiana, bear certain things in common but the contrast in appearance can be stark. Allen County Swiss homes appear quite wealth and even fancy by Amish standards, with many built of brick. Adams County homes are much plainer and classically “Amish-looking”. These are closer to what you see in Adams Co. in general plainness though the shingles material seems more common here looking through your photos (though I believe I recall seeing it in Adams as well).

                  -The barn you wondered about, could that be some other variety of (quieter) poultry? I am not going to be of much help on this one :)

                  -The photo of the shed made of something like 8 different colors/types of metal material might be my favorite of all :) Would catch my eye if driving down the road in Webster County.

                  Seymour (Webster County) Amish community

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                    Thanks... (May 4th, 2014 at 20:19)

                    Thanks...

                    Thanks Erik for the feedback.

                    One thing that just now comes to mind is the possibility that the buildings were in fact poultry houses (chicken or otherwise), but that it’s just a seasonal business for the Amish. With their limited use of technology, I have to wonder if maintaining a proper heating in the houses during the winter is too difficult; and what with the late winter here in the state they might not have taken on a the spring crop yet. But just speculating.

                    About the shed-of-many-colors, if you’ll send me the pixel dimensions of your computer I can make you a background/wallpaper of that shot if you like.

                    Thanks...

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                Missouri Amish (May 3rd, 2014 at 11:22)

                Hey Joe (or others), now that I’ve been back through Seymour (very briefly), I have a better idea of the place and some of the layout, etc. I’m trying to map out the area so that I have a better game plans next time I’m that way. As I understand it, my best bet is to explore Hwys A, C, and Skyline Rd (and side roads off of them), all going north from Hwy 60. What is the northernmost boundry for the Amish communities? Anything further north than say P Hwy?

                Missouri Amish

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                Missouri Amish (May 12th, 2014 at 19:16)

                Joe, can you tell me how far north of Seymour that the Amish communities extend? It’s been my experience that while the Amish don’t normally live in town, they also don’t leave too far out of town either — like maybe 5-6 miles. That would allow them a round trip with a horse of 10-12 miles — which is a pretty typical max. distance without resting (I’m told).

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                  Joe
                  Missouri Amish (May 12th, 2014 at 20:49)

                  I know of one family, Anna and Sam Hilty that are 7 miles North on division. Not sure how many are further north.

                  Many are hiring rides to go shopping and of course to go to work if they work off farm.

                  I imagine that they could live most anywhere because there church group is local and they could share the cost of hiring a ride to go get groceries, go to the doctor, etc…. they have to hire rides to get to a dentist as none are close enough for horse and buggy.

                  Missouri Amish

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            Joe
            opps (April 7th, 2014 at 10:13)

            opps

            It’s joe AT tittiger DOT com

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    Karen Panther
    Would like to invite to sell at our Fall Festival (September 24th, 2013 at 20:51)

    Would like to invite to sell at our Fall Festival

    Hello.
    I am not sure who to contact, but I would like to invite someone from the Bowling Green, MO area to sell bake goods, or other Amish goods at our upcoming Fall Festival on October 5th in Winfield, MO. I feel that you would be most welcome and a wonderful addition to our event. Please email me if interested. Thank you and blessings to you. Karen

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      Tom Geist
      Missouri Amish (September 24th, 2013 at 22:06)

      It looks like Karen that Bowling Green is about 45 miles from you. I might not have much time to look to see if I have any phone numbers for the Amish in Bowling Green but I will try. I assume they will want to know:
      How many years has this Fall Festival run?
      How many people do you expect?
      Is there a cost to sell there?
      How much area will they get?
      Do they need to bring their own tables?
      Can you list an email address for someone to write you to get a phone number for the Amish to call if they are interested? (I didn’t think you might want to list your number here directly)

      Tom…Lincoln Nebraska…. LincNebr@hotmail.com

      Missouri Amish

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        Tom Geist
        Missouri Amish (September 25th, 2013 at 20:27)

        Karen,
        I could not find the Amish directory info for Bowling Green but below you can find a site for Bowling Green which includes some Amish business’s. I think you could call the contact person listed and she could give you specific phone numbers. Direct inquiries to Margie Vogel at 573-324-3149

        http://www.visitbowlinggreenmo.com/index.html

        Good luck Karen!

        Tom–Lincoln, NE LincNebr@hotmail.com

        Missouri Amish

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    Amish Near Columbia (October 9th, 2013 at 09:35)

    Amish Near Columbia

    My husband and I are looking for an Amish community near Columbia to purchase fruits and veggies and milk. I have heard from many people that they are close by and see them around town yet the internet isn’t giving me very good info on where they are located. Any help would be appreiated

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    Tom Geist
    Missouri Amish (October 10th, 2013 at 00:57)

    Hi Rebecca,

    Maybe someone closer to you can give you a better answer than mine here.

    Clark Missouri ‘may’ be your answer. Depending where you live in Columbia, you might be 30-40 miles away. Two links:

    http://agebb.missouri.edu/hort/auction/clark.htm

    http://publications.sturgeon-mo.org/map-clark_amish.pdf
    (this map is not up to date…but)

    Another backup plan, but about 60+ miles away:

    http://agebb.missouri.edu/hort/auction/central.htm

    Extra credit info:

    https://www.facebook.com/MissouriAmishProduceCo

    Good luck… Tom Lincoln, Nebraska LincNebr@hotmail.com

    Missouri Amish

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    KEN
    polebarn (October 23rd, 2013 at 15:43)

    polebarn

    My wife and I are looking for a amish to help build a 40 x 40 pole barn, near Marshfield, Elkland, Mo area

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      Tom Geist
      Missouri Amish (October 23rd, 2013 at 22:53)

      Hi Ken,

      Seymour might be your best bet. The Missouri Amish Directory I have usually lists the occupation of the people listed in it but they don’t for Seymour. Maybe someone else can help you, or you might just drive to Seymour and ask around.
      J & A Country Store 4854 St Hwy C <–might not be 100% correct
      Zooks Store 931 Winningham Rd

      Thursdays you 'may' find some of the stores are closed.

      Good luck…. Tom LincNebr@hotmail.com

      Missouri Amish

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        KEN
        Missouri Amish (October 24th, 2013 at 07:49)

        Hi Tom,

        Thank you for that information, I will go out there this weekend.
        I really appreciate it.

        Ken

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    Terry Plank
    Terrys country store (November 14th, 2013 at 15:39)

    Terrys country store

    Hello I just wanted to let you know Terrys country store in clark mo is open and it is a discount grocery store that is really good and has a lot of bargins. Just because it is not Amish dont mean you should not go there.

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      Tom Geist
      Address? (November 14th, 2013 at 16:24)

      Address?

      Hi Terry,

      Please post the address for your store so people can find it.

      Thanks… Tom

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    Terry Plank
    address (November 15th, 2013 at 10:34)

    address

    Thanks the address is take hwy Y to Audrain county rd 118 and the store is at the end of the road.They have all kinds of good discount groceries. People should check it out. The hours are monday-Friday 8:00 to 5:00

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    Kris
    Amish publication information (January 11th, 2014 at 14:27)

    Amish publication information

    Hi,
    I am looking for the publication information for amish newspapers, journals, newsletters ect… Also I am looking for the directory to Thank you Kris

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      Tom Geist
      Missouri Amish (January 12th, 2014 at 18:21)

      There are several to choose from Kris.

      The Connection Magazine
      http://amishamerica.com/connection/

      Family Life Magazine
      The Budget Newspaper
      http://amishamerica.com/amish-publications-addresses-order-subscription-info/

      There are more to read about if you read the articles that I left links for.

      Tom LincNebr@hotmail.com

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        Tom Geist
        Missouri Amish (January 12th, 2014 at 18:34)

        Drats! Sorry for the double post. If there was a way to edit or delete out the first one I would have.

        Kris, you asked about a Amish Directory as well. I have looked high and low for a Missouri Amish directory but they have all been sold out. (even the place that publishes it) The good news is a new one should be coming out toward the end of 2014. If you are looking for a specific place now post it and maybe someone can help you.

        Tom

        Missouri Amish

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    Spencer Joe GLAAB
    Any info on local communities, familial history, relations (February 5th, 2014 at 04:40)

    Any info on local communities, familial history, relations

    Hello’ My name is GLAAB, I’m German, Pennsylvania, Dutch. I’ve always been curious about our common heritage.
    I live close to Joplin, Mo. Now finding out there’s Amish living in Missouri, if anyone knows local family or communities or anything the might be interesting feel free to contact me with suggestions, advice, or just information.
    Spencer Joe GLAAB’

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      Tom Geist
      Missouri Amish (February 9th, 2014 at 22:37)

      Hi GLABB,

      I am not an authority on where the Amish are around you, but I can tell you there should be some in Missouri.

      Lamar, Mo….about 42 miles from Joplin
      Mount Vernon, Mo….about 42 miles
      Verona, Mo….about 12 miles

      You are near Kansas and there are some Amish there as well, but I have not mapped out ones near you.

      Tom in Lincoln….. LincNebr@hotmail.com

      Missouri Amish

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    mel
    Missouri Amish (March 28th, 2014 at 21:10)

    Anyone know any Amish around cassville missouri that builds barns?

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      Linda
      Missouri barns (March 29th, 2014 at 08:54)

      Missouri barns

      Mel, there are Amish in Rocky Comfort, Mount Vernon, and Verona, Missouri. Maybe if you visit those settlements and ask around, someone could help you. Did you mean the big barns or mini-barns? Here is the information for two Beachy Amish barn builders:

      Interstate Pole Buildings. Darrell Knepp
      10103 Lawrence 1010 Sarcoxie, MO 64862
      (417) 246-6818
      417-437-1452

      Built-Rite Buildings, Buildings Builtrite
      28760 Norway Rd
      Stark City, MO 64866
      (417) 632-4675
      Jon Miller

      Missouri barns

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