46 responses to Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life)
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    Robin Wyatt
    Comment on Name the Amish Community (May 16th, 2014 at 06:44)

    Name the Amish Community

    Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania

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    Name That Amish Community
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 16th, 2014 at 07:24)

    Kentucky is the first one
    Next one New York
    Next one Illinois

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    Janina
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 16th, 2014 at 08:45)

    Great quiz to wake my brain up on this sunny Friday afternoon!

    Just a wild guess here:

    Ohio > Peoli/Port Washington (Guernsey & Tuscarawas Counties)
    Pennsylvania > Spartansburg (Crawford, Erie & Warren Counties)
    Kentucky > Munfordville/Horse Cave (Grayson & Hart Counties)

    Can’t find a lot of clues in the pictures, so I just puzzled a bit with the extra information given. The plain buggies without any reflectors etc. makes me guess it’s a Schwarzentruber community so that explains my Ohio guess. For Kentucky I just followed the comment that was already given as it sounded convinced of Kentucky. 🙂 And my third guess would then be Pennsylvania, also because the first picture makes me think of PA – especially the horse & buggy image on the sign on the shop. You probably get these a lot in Amish communities, but I’ve only been in PA. 🙂
    Oh, and my Kentucky guess is based on the number of church districts, as they have 14. If the clue is ‘no more than 15’, I figured at least one would be close to this number and the others were not even 10.

    Probably over-thinking it, but at least I was entertained with the puzzle! 🙂

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      Janina
      Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 16th, 2014 at 09:26)

      I’m going to change my Pennsylvania guess, as I realise I can’t have two that have been founded in the 60s!

      My new guess:
      Ohio > Peoli/Port Washington (Guernsey & Tuscarawas Counties)
      Pennsylvania > Clintonville/Harrisville (Venango County)
      Kentucky > Munfordville/Horse Cave (Grayson & Hart Counties)

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    Nicky Smith
    Comment on Name the Amish Community (May 16th, 2014 at 09:04)

    Name the Amish Community

    Manton, McBain and Rosebush Michigan.

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    Cindy Elliott
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 16th, 2014 at 09:11)

    Pincraft, Florida is the first

    Marion, Kentucky is the second – no triangles

    Holmes County, Ohio is the third

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    Emily
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 16th, 2014 at 10:50)

    1. Salem, IN-“Swiss” community
    2. Peoli/Port Washington, OH-Swartzentruber community
    3. Homer, MI

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    Comment on pictures (May 16th, 2014 at 11:44)

    pictures

    blanchard mi

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    Loretta
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 16th, 2014 at 12:06)

    Pinecraft, Fl.
    Marion-Matoon Ky area
    Arthur, Il.

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    Linda
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 16th, 2014 at 12:21)

    I am going to take a wild stab at number 3 being Clare, Michigan, because with the tents it looks like an event. That license plate may be just a tricky visitor. And your link says Clare has 4 church districts, and was founded in 1981.

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    New York State of Mind
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 16th, 2014 at 13:24)

    I am going to take a guess, too.

    I believe the first is Pinecraft,Florida. The second Penn Yann, Yates County, New York as, to me, it looks like the Haiti Auction last summer. I have no idea of the third, but I will guess Kentucky, Grayson County simply because my Mom was born in that state. Great logic, anyway.

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    Char N.
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 16th, 2014 at 15:05)

    1. Carrollton, OH
    2. Woodhull/Jasper, NY
    3. Smicksburg, PA

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    Tom Geist
    Comment on Clues (May 16th, 2014 at 15:05)

    Clues

    Remember Clue #3…

    You can drive from community #1 to #2 to #3 without having to go through any other states in-between.

    • These states are connected to one another (clue #3)

      That is a good point to keep in mind–3 different states, one community in each state, and each state is connected to the next by a shared border. Thanks for reminding Tom.

      Looking at the answers so far I see there are some folks on the right track here 🙂

      I’ll just add the following: you’ll find important clues in the signage in 2 of the photos (#1 and #3). Google is your friend 🙂

      Once you establish #1 and #3, you should have a better idea on the community in photo #2, which lies between the other two.

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    verna miller
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 16th, 2014 at 16:47)

    #1 Middlefeild Oh #2 Shipshewana Ind #3 Holmes co Oh

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    Al in Ky
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 16th, 2014 at 22:40)

    1. Vevay, Indiana
    2. Peoli, Ohio
    3. Clare, Michigan

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    Sheryl Lynn
    Comment on ky, indiana, ohio (May 17th, 2014 at 01:23)

    ky, indiana, ohio

    ky, indiana, ohio

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    Janina
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 17th, 2014 at 03:23)

    My final guess:

    #1 Kentucky, Munfordville / Horsecave (Grayson & Hart counties)
    #2 Ohio, Peoli
    #3 Pensylvania, Linesville (Crawford county)

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    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 17th, 2014 at 09:12)

    lancaster PA

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    Comment on PICTURES (May 17th, 2014 at 10:39)

    PICTURES

    ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MICHIGAN

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    Linda
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 17th, 2014 at 16:47)

    Picture #2 must be some type of Swiss Amish with open buggies. I would guess Indiana, either Salem formed in 1981, or Vevay, founded in 1987.

    Picture #3 from Clare, MI, Horse Progress Days.

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    Comment on Getting close... (May 18th, 2014 at 13:51)

    Getting close...

    Some good guesses from you all, no one has gotten it right yet…but as an extra clue, 2 of the 3 communities have been named here on this page already.

    And Janina I know you made 3 tries already, but if you like you are welcome to take another guess, since I decided to give some extra hints here.

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    Janina
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 19th, 2014 at 02:46)

    Okay, one more guess! But I must say they are just wild guesses cause I’m not certain about any of them… 🙂

    #1 Pennsylvania, Williamsport (1985)
    #2 Ohio, Peoli (1969 – and sticking to this one as it has 14 church districts and I still think one of them should have almost 15 given your clues)
    #3 Michigan, Clare (1981) (Linda has a point with this Horse Progress Day – the pictures I found on this blog have similar photos, especially looking at the colours of 2 of the photos…)

    I’m curious to know the answers 🙂

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    Al in Ky
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 19th, 2014 at 05:27)

    Based on the additional clues, I’m going to take two more guesses.
    I think my number 2 and number 3 were correct (but I may be way off!). Therefore I think #1 must be in Pa.

    Second guess:
    1. Tyrone, Pa.
    2. Peoli, Ohio
    3. Clare, Michigan

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    Al in Ky
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 19th, 2014 at 05:30)

    Third guess:

    1. Union City, Pa.
    2. Peoli, Ohio
    3. Clare, Michigan

    Erik — When you give us the correct answer, I’d be interested to
    know what the signage clue in # 1 was. I couldn’t figure it out.

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    Emily
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 19th, 2014 at 10:56)

    Second try:
    1. Munfordville / Horsecave, KY
    2. Peoli/Port Washington, OH
    3. Clare, MI

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    Emily
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 19th, 2014 at 11:07)

    And the more I stare at #2, the more those look like kid boxes, though I don’t know why they seem to be totally unmarked. So here’s my third guess!

    1. Munfordville / Horsecave, KY
    2. Salem, IN – “Swiss” community
    3. Clare, MI

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    Naomi Wilson
    Comment on Here goes... (May 19th, 2014 at 18:14)

    Here goes...

    Lots of sleuthing and these still seem like wild guesses:

    #1 Manton, MI zip code is 49663 as on sign, home to a group of more evangelistic, meetinghouse group

    #2 Swiss Amish, either Salem (1981, 2 districts) or Vevay, (1987, 3 districts) Indiana

    #3 Horse progress days, Mt Hope, OH Lakeville/Big prairie settlement formed in 1962

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    Naomi Wilson
    Comment on Ooooooh (May 19th, 2014 at 20:41)

    Ooooooh

    #1 is J and J Country Shoppe, Munfordville, KY

    Yay Google!

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      Al in Ky
      Comment on J and J Country Shoppe (June 9th, 2014 at 20:32)

      J and J Country Shoppe

      I had to make a quick trip to the Munfordville settlement a few
      days ago to several Amish stores in the western/Cub Run part of the
      settlement, so took a little more time and traveled over to the
      eastern part of the settlement (Rowletts area — south of Munfordville a few miles). I stopped at the J and J Country Shoppe. It appears to be an Amish-run store and is much bigger than it looks in the picture in this post. It is a rectangular building,rather than round or oval as it looks in the picture. Also, there is a large sign by the road, but I didn’t see on the roof the sign that is in this picture. The building seems to have several small rooms with lots of used items such as tools, housewares, etc., as well as some new items. One room was full of new Amish clothes for all ages. Quite an eclectic collection.

      I saw a sign for the R and S Grocery and Bakery which was down the
      road from J and J a few miles, so I drove on down there — well worth the trip. It is a very large store with lots of salvage grocery items, bulk food, a large bakery with at least five women working, and a very busy section that sells bulk meats and cheeses.

      I’ve been to the Munfordville settlement at least 20 times, but somehow had missed these stores in the eastern part. I think anyone who wants to visit the Munfordville Amish settlement needs to go to these two stores (and there may be more) in the eastern part as well as the good Amish stores in the western part.

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        Tom Geist
        Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (June 9th, 2014 at 23:55)

        Al in Ky, I completely agree!

        When I stopped at the J&J store they had a few things I might have gotten just because (at that time anyway) they were well priced but I had a small car and was still heading out on vacation so needed to save room. The owner told me that they do not use buggies much in the area, mainly because of the crazy traffic.

        The R & S store really threw me. First of all, from the front I didn’t think it was as big as it really is. It’s huge compared to other Amish grocery stores I have been to. The other thing that threw me was that the Amish girl checking me out didn’t seem to know any other Amish business’s in the area. She was probably 15 and she claimed she grew up in that area, so that was odd.

        Another place to go there is “Detweiler Country Store.” Several business’s all rolled into one.

        Tom in Lincoln
        LincNebr@hotmail.com

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    Naomi Wilson
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 19th, 2014 at 21:06)

    Maybe #3 is Peoli, OH, a shorter drive for that PA license plate.

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      Tom Geist
      Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 19th, 2014 at 21:16)

      Naomi,

      I looked up the license plates for last year, assuming the picture was from then. I only see a couple of state plates that look kind of like the one in the picture. My sight might not be the best, but I thought it looked more like a Michigan plate.

      http://www.theus50.com/licenses-state.php

      Tom
      LincNebr@hotmail.com

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    Linda
    Comment on Name that Amish Community (& Win 1 Year of Family Life) (May 19th, 2014 at 22:32)

    Way to go, detective Naomi, for finding #1! Whatever did you google?

    #1 – Munfordville, KY, formed 1989, 14 districts

    #2 – Has to be in IN or Ohio in the 1960s., no license plates, no SMVs, different than Emily’s guess, which means either Hamilton, IN or Milroy, IN, in the 1960s. I’ll try Hamilton, IN for my last guess.

    #3 – Clare, MI, formed 1981, 4 districts. I think it is indeed a Michigan license plate.

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