Kentucky is an interesting state when it comes to Amish. No Amish really located there until the late 1950s. Today, it has the 8th-largest Amish population.
Diverse Amish groups are found in Kentucky. On one end of the spectrum are highly conservative Swartzentruber Amish. On the other end are progressive New Order Amish. The settlement near Munfordville in Hart County is the largest in the state, and one of the fastest-growing Amish settlements in America.
I had a chance to visit a number of Kentucky Amish communities last year. I drew on those visits and other sources to create a new Kentucky Amish state guide entry. I hope you enjoy it.
As in other states, Amish have opened a wide range of businesses in Kentucky, including small shops, construction firms, and woodworking operations. Read more about KY Amish woodcraft here: Amish Furniture-Kentucky.
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