30 responses to What’s your favorite Amish community?
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    Comment on What’s your favorite Amish community? (May 27th, 2011 at 08:04)

    The one and only I’ve ever visited, because I live close to it: Evansville/Albany/Brodhead, WI.

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    Plain Lady
    Comment on What’s your favorite Amish community? (May 28th, 2011 at 16:28)

    Salen, In
    I use to be a member there. Soem great people there.

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    Comment on Which Community in Salem? (May 29th, 2011 at 13:10)

    Which Community in Salem?

    Hi Plain Lady,

    If you don’t mind my asking, which community in Salem were you a part of? We’ve visited that area with some frequency – its also one of my favorites because of the natural beauty and the friendliness of the people in Washington County.

    For those who aren’t familiar, there are four Amish groups in Washington County – the Swiss Amish on the East side (which is growing), the New Order Amish on the West Side (off of Washington School Road, but in decline), and then some Schwartzentrubers (perhaps) around Pumpkin Center to the west of the New Order Group. There’s also another small Amish district up near the Mascatatuck River, and the Holdeman Mennonite Church over on Hardinsburg Livonia Road.


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    Comment on What’s your favorite Amish community? (May 29th, 2011 at 18:11)


    Plain Lady and her family were part of the West Washington/Rosebud New Order. The Pumpkin Center/Bromer group is conservative Old Order. The Swartzentrubers are over by Orleans, Orangeville, & Mitchell. They are separate groups but are friendly towards each other as long as the Swartzentrubers don’t smoke. The Vallonia group, north of Salem, fell apart and is now complete gone, as are the Old Order buggy Mennonites who never had more than 4 families anyways(they were on Saltillo Rd between Livonia and Saltillo). The Holdermans are thriving.

    Have a nice Sunday,


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      Plain Lady
      Comment on What’s your favorite Amish community? (May 14th, 2012 at 17:24)

      Hi, Just now getting around to letting you know that I was part of the New order group on West Washington Rd. The community went through a shake up several years ago but now everything has settled down and there are several families that have moved in and replaced some that have left. When I was there in March the church house was full and from all the sound of all the babies crying, I would say that the community is thriving.

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    Comment on What’s your favorite Amish community? (May 30th, 2011 at 08:37)

    Hi Lance,

    Thanks for letting me know. I wonder if I knew/know Plain Lady? We used to frequent the Rosebud store/restaurant when it was open, and almost bought a house in that area next the sawmill. A number of New Order families have moved – the area just isn’t the same as it once was since they left. We were last in the area in March and stopped by the Bulk Food Store on 56 and the salvage grocery in Rosebud.

    As for the Vallonia group, we had looked at a property there about a year ago, and there were still Amish working the fields over on Old Babe Road. Remnants, or are they gone now as well?

    Thanks for setting me straight on the group in Pumpkin Center :-).

    Enjoy your week.

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    Julie Turner
    Comment on Amish in Australia (June 2nd, 2011 at 16:25)

    Amish in Australia

    Yes, its great to have the plain churches arriving in Australia.
    There is now an Amish mennonite church in Queensland and an Anabaptist church in Tasmania. it is wonderful to have them here.

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    Comment on What’s your favorite Amish community? (June 2nd, 2011 at 16:36)

    Wow, Julie, that is news to me. Nice to hear that. Out of curiosity, how Plain are they?

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    Julie Turner
    Comment on How palin are they (June 3rd, 2011 at 02:37)

    How palin are they

    Hi Erik,
    As far as I know, The Australian Amish Mennonite church come under the Beachy Amish banner.
    So the men and women dress plain with coverings, but they drive cars and have electricity.
    I know the Minister and his wife, and they are just wonderful people, and doing a great job here in oz.
    You can check them out for yourself if you like.
    Just google Australian Christian brotherhood.

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      Comment on aussie mennonites (October 12th, 2012 at 22:00)

      aussie mennonites

      Hello Julie, we know them aswell, we go to the church.

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    Primitive Christianity
    Comment on What’s your favorite Amish community? (June 3rd, 2011 at 03:05)

    The group in Tasmania is probably Rocky Cape Christian Community (google it). It is a mission outreach from Elmendorf Community in Minnesota.

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    Jessica G.
    Comment on What’s your favorite Amish community? (October 8th, 2011 at 12:12)

    I have heard of a couple of communal Anabaptist groups in Australia and New Zealand. Rocky Cape was one but there was another – not Hutterite, in fact from what I was reading none of them come from plain backgrounds at all. They live much like the Hutterites do here but are more focused on evangelism. I wish I could remember the name so I could find the website again. It was very interesting.

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      Comment on New Zealand Community (April 13th, 2013 at 23:23)

      New Zealand Community

      Drury Church in Drury New Zealand outside Ackland

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    david frey
    Comment on where are the amish chuches in qld? (February 16th, 2012 at 02:44)

    where are the amish chuches in qld?

    my family go back to 1542 in bern switzerland mennonites are inmy family since arriving in ohio usa about 1740,s eli and jacob frey where rev .s pastors in ohio my great uncles i would like know more about the mennonites in qld australia , can anyone help me? i live in boronia heights logan councial,qld . is there achurch in qld? cheers david frey

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    Comment on Queensland, Australia (May 18th, 2012 at 11:54)

    Queensland, Australia

    David, yes, as Julie mentioned above, there is an Amish Mennonite church in Queensland, Australia, under the name of Australian Christian Brotherhood. The address is 4 Tin Can Bay Road,
    Gympie, Queensland 4570
    phone (07) 5483 7741

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    Comment on What’s your favorite Amish community? (August 28th, 2012 at 10:21)

    i live in the fremont, michigan area, and i was wondering if the amish in this area are old order or somthing else. could someone please tell me if they know? i’ve wanted to know for some time, but thought it would be rude to ask one of my amish friends.

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    Comment on What’s your favorite Amish community? (August 28th, 2012 at 10:23)

    oh yeah, fremont, michigan is my favorite amish community.

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    Claire c
    Comment on What’s your favorite Amish community? (August 28th, 2012 at 10:24)

    oh yeah, fremont michigan is my favorite community

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    Greg Wright
    Comment on Favorite Amish Community (September 3rd, 2012 at 04:44)

    Favorite Amish Community

    As I live in Ontario, Canada my favourite community is Millbank area north of Kitchener/Waterloo area west of Toronto. I love the fact that there are tourists but not too many. I introduced my wife to some of my friends this spring. We have horses so we do business with some of the people up there and also buy some other products as well. It is a thriving community with tons of things to see and do including the Amish school sale held in July after the 1st cut of hay is off and the cereal crops are still growing.

    The amish and old order Mennonites up here in Canada still allow you to come into their farms if your looking to do some agricutural business. As we buy gates,harness,leather,etc from them we get to see things others don’t usually get to see. They’re people just like us and we forget sometimes what it’s like to “gawked” at all the time. If you have ever caught someone staring at you, you know what I mean. If you ever get to Toronto make sure you take a trip to amish country North of Kitchener/Waterloo-you will not be disappointed.

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      Lee Ann
      Comment on What's your favourite Amish community (April 29th, 2013 at 11:33)

      What's your favourite Amish community

      Hi Greg Wright!
      I live in Ontario as well, and wish to go up to the Milverton area, but don’t really know what roads/Amish stores/etc. to see. Any suggestions? Are the Amish clustered in a particular area? Are there stores/shops run by Amish I could go to? Planning a trip up there this summer, and any suggestions would be helpful.
      Lee Ann

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    Comment on What’s your favorite Amish community? (January 1st, 2013 at 09:28)

    Marion KY! I grew up there as a young boy, and became a member when I was 18.Many fond memories.

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    Comment on We Now Have Amish living in Columbiana, Ohio (April 7th, 2014 at 07:35)

    We Now Have Amish living in Columbiana, Ohio

    I live in The town of Columbiana, Ohio
    There is a lot of Mennonites Here
    Now We have a new community Amish people living near me about 6 miles from me
    In New Waterford Ohio
    How about that 🙂 I have seen No buggy in my town yet
    There is one of the biggest flea market in the Usa in rogers Ohio
    http://www.rogersohio.com/ They could sell there

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    Comment on good to read (May 7th, 2014 at 07:19)

    good to read


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    David Grear
    Comment on Delano,Tennessee Amish... (November 10th, 2014 at 09:31)

    Delano,Tennessee Amish...

    The Delano Community is in a Beautiful setting in a Valley near the Hiwassee River and with a Grand view of the Mountains (Cherokee National Forrest)… I have lots of images of the Community that I could share… Need a Place here where they could be posted…

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    Comment on my favorite Amish community (June 9th, 2016 at 21:20)

    my favorite Amish community

    I live about 1/2 an hour from the Kenton, Larue, OHIO area Amish. I love visiting the little bake shops they have scattered through out the area. I believe they are Old Order Amish. I found the most delicious Apple Cream pie that Ida Bontrager (on route 265) makes. And the Mast Kitchen on route 190 also had a host of baked goods for sale.

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    tyler silvis
    Comment on my favorite amish places (September 8th, 2016 at 12:25)

    my favorite amish places

    my farvorite amish place is mont ida, Ks it is a small rural town near garnett, Ks

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    Comment on What’s your favorite Amish community? (February 14th, 2017 at 13:44)

    Scottsville, KY

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    Comment on My favorite community are the Amish in the Lancaster, PA area (August 27th, 2018 at 17:25)

    My favorite community are the Amish in the Lancaster, PA area

    For many, many years we travel to Lancaster, PA where there are many Amish
    communities who have beautiful farms. While we don’t get to know the Amish well we do get to talk with them as we purchase items from them. We have many Amish communities in New York State but they are more isolated and their is less interaction. WE travel each year to Amish country whee the pace of life help put things into perspective. The Amish family is strong and a good example and the modern age with all its problems has not the great damage it is doing to our society. They practice what they believe.

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