18 responses to Name that Amish community (quiz #3)
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    Comment on Name that Amish community (quiz #3) (January 1st, 2013 at 08:59)

    Good morning and a Happy New Year,
    Number 3 is simple for me. It was taken on Pope Rd in the Town of Randolph Cattaraugus NY. One the many beautiful back roads of New York State.

    Tom @backroadstraveller.blogstop.com/

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    Carolyn B
    Comment on Name that Amish community (quiz #3) (January 1st, 2013 at 09:10)

    Glad I made my guesses to myself before I read the first comment. Photo #3 I definitely guessed as New York
    Photo #2 — no idea
    Photo #1 — for some reason I’m saying Kentucky. No reason, just a hunch.

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    Jo Sweatt
    Comment on Name that state (January 1st, 2013 at 09:42)

    Name that state

    Illinois, then Kentucky, then NY

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    Comment on Name that Amish community (quiz #3) (January 1st, 2013 at 09:45)

    #1 The cedar tree and the Swartzentruberish buildings say Etheridge, TN.
    #2. Wisconsin?? Fir tree ….
    #3. Maple syrup, gravel road, and more Swartzentruberish buildings say upstate NY.
    Yeah, check out that new word … Swartzentruberish. 🙂

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    Al in Ky.
    Comment on Name that Amish community (quiz #3) (January 1st, 2013 at 11:09)

    My guesses:
    1) Ethridge, Tn.
    2) Kalona, Iowa
    3) Heuvelton, New York

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    Comment on Photo 2 (January 1st, 2013 at 15:01)

    Photo 2

    Just guessing- Pinecraft Florida? because Florida has more lightning strikes than any other state.

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    Naomi Wilson
    Comment on #1 (January 1st, 2013 at 15:05)


    The first picture looks so much like my Virginia, but it could also be TN (my other “home state”), or Kentucky.

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    Comment on Name that Amish community (quiz #3) (January 1st, 2013 at 18:38)

    In Photo #2, behind the trees, I see the letters RTHUR, so I’m guessing Arthur, Illinois.

    Photo 1 – Tennessee or Missouri?

    Thanks for the maple syrup buckets photo in #3. I like that picture.

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    Lewis Miller
    Comment on Name that Amish community (January 1st, 2013 at 18:39)

    Name that Amish community

    Photo #1
    This photo has a familiar feel to me as if i had seen it before, Southern ohio (barnesville) or lancaster (ohio) amish, however on closer examination i think the deja-vu is mistaken. No self respecting swartzentruber will have a paved driveway or concrete slab by the house or fuel tank on stilts. The cedar tree, fir tree, the sign saying “Home Grown Sweet Potatoes” and the sparse growth hardwoods all scream southern states – such as lower KY or Tenn. Im going to go with a few other peoples guess and say –
    Etheridge, Tn.

    Photo #2
    The building in the background has the word arthur on it. Im going to guess –
    Arthur, Il.

    Photo #3
    First poster seems to know what he is talking about, ill go with his guess –
    Randolph, Ny.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Uhh... (January 1st, 2013 at 20:48)


    I’m not traveled enough to pretend to know but for reasons others mentioned I would guess 2 is my home state of Illinois. Since I’m reading this on my new Xmas gift Kindle and things are tiny, I don’t know about the rest…curious, though.

    Alice Mary

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    Tom Geist
    Comment on Ugh... (January 1st, 2013 at 21:34)


    Because I want to play too…. I will guess that Photo 1 was from Scottsville, Ky.

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    Comment on 2 of 3 Quiz answers (January 2nd, 2013 at 07:26)

    2 of 3 Quiz answers

    Number 2 is Arthur, Illinois. Linda noticed the letters R-T-H-U-R, which I completely missed the first time I viewed this photo, and thus made me think it might be a good candidate for this quiz.

    Number 3 as Tom says is in upstate NY. Tom is the photo author which I was planning to mention 🙂 The sap buckets were the clue (and also if you had read the blog over the past year, you would have seen a similar photo on an Amish Maple Syrup post featuring Tom’s photos: http://amishamerica.com/amish-maple-syrup/

    No one has gotten Number 1 yet. As Primitive Christianity supposes it is a “Swartzentruberish” Amish community :), (in fact not just Swartzentruberish but a full Swartzentruber community) and the “Sweet Potatoes” sign hints that it is in the South as Lewis Miller and certainly others picked up on…but the settlement hasn’t been mentioned yet.

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    Comment on Name that Amish community (quiz #3) (January 2nd, 2013 at 08:36)

    Erik, the first picture is, I think, from the Marion/Matoon area of Kentucky. One of the houses looks like a house that I stopped at to buy some mums during a vacation many years ago. At least the style of the homes are similar.

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    Comment on Name that Amish community (quiz #3) (January 2nd, 2013 at 15:03)

    One of your other articles says that Swartzentrubers are in 13 states. Are they in West Virginia? Is Photo 1 in Mississippi? I thought Mississippi was flat, but it’s a southern state, and Randolph is in the northern part of the state where it might be more rolling.

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      Comment on #1 is Mississippi (January 2nd, 2013 at 16:32)

      #1 is Mississippi

      Congrats Linda, you got it 🙂 There is just the one settlement there in the north. Thanks to our anonymous photographers who contributed the first two and to Tom for #3.




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    Al in Ky.
    Comment on Name that Amish community (quiz #3) (January 2nd, 2013 at 16:57)

    I enjoyed this quiz as usual, and learned something new — that
    there are Swartzentruber Amish in Miss. I looked up the community
    in my 2013 Raber’s Almanac and see they have a full ministry —
    a bishop, two ministers and a deacon.

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    Elizabeth J Dana
    Comment on Heuvelton Amish (April 28th, 2013 at 10:31)

    Heuvelton Amish

    Does anyone know the address I can write to to contact the Heuvelton Amish in Upstate New York ? please email me at elizabethjdana@hotmail.com

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    Allison Hedrick
    Comment on Name That Amish Community (Quiz 3) (May 16th, 2014 at 07:05)

    Name That Amish Community (Quiz 3)

    #1 Indiana
    #2 Kentucky
    #3 New York

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