Halifax County on the NC/VA border in southern Virginia is home to a tiny Amish community.  On my recent Amish trip I paid a brief visit.

Halifax County is one of just 4 Amish communities in Virginia.  If you missed it I shared some photos of one of the others here: Charlotte County, Virginia Amish.

The Halifax County community was founded in 2005, and is a single church district in size.  There are probably no more than a dozen Amish homes if that many.   The center seems to be a rural “intersection” or really just a fork in the road, with the school and many of the homes clustered nearby.

As in many other communities, Amish here operate a variety of businesses.  Halifax County is well off the beaten path, but the folks here seem to be getting by pretty well.

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Amish ahead

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Two Virginia homes–one for Amish, one for martins

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Amish-made sheds in Halifax County

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Laundry day in VA

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This home featured the business triple threat-Amish furniture, quilts,and brown eggs. I picked up a dozen.  Eggs, that is

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Good fences make good neighbors. Keep the horses in too

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Taking a load off

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Virginia Amish harness shop.  No doubt they do some business with English

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An Amish school, with a small solar panel on the roof.  A good day for catching some rays


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