Presented again with minimal comment, here are 10 photos of the Pearisburg, Virginia Amish area. If you’re not familiar, here is more on what makes this community unique.

I had wanted to visit this area for some time and finally had a chance yesterday. A misty, rainy day but that only added to the atmosphere of this mountainous community.

But first: on the way, I was slightly sidetracked by a 30-mile detour on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I couldn’t pass that up.

Views from Blue Ridge Parkway (VA)

Having arrived, my first stop was the large Amish-owned Walker Valley Market which is hard to miss as you go through the main valley. Reader Shawn gave us a look at this market in 2016.

I also tried to visit an Amish person who lives here as recommended by a friend, but he wasn’t home. I’ll plan to return in spring, no doubt it is beautiful at that time.

Surprisingly there is a large correctional institute in the valley. It seems out of place but is apparently a source of business for the Walker Valley Market, according to an Amish girl named Laura who I spoke with there.

Finally, I got two sandwiches to go, a Reuben and a custom made one with pastrami and swiss. I give these an “A”. Packed with tasty fillings and excellent warm grilled bread.











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