North Carolina is home to a single Amish settlement North Carolina has a limited history of Amish settlement. Today, a single church district is found at Union Grove in the western part of the state. The Union Grove, NC Amish North Carolina is not known for having a large Amish population. Amish have attempted to […]
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I think Ellenboro is about 11 miles southeast of Polkville with both little towns not being far the the county lines. Not too far especially if they live between the two towns for a buggy or wagon ride to sell goods in Polkville. I mentioned the Amish to a facebook friend who lives in NW Cleveland County and she said she sees them out in buggies all the time, I would say it is most likely to be the same group.
Al, if you see anything else in the Budget about this settlement would please post it. I live about an hour and half away but have family in Shelby so visit the area fairly often. For those of us NC that enjoy learning about and visiting Amish communities this is great news.
Patty, I still had several other copies of the June Budget newspaper, so looked at them and discovered that there is a scribe from Polkville who is regularly sending in news to The Budget. In their letter in the June 7 edition, they reported that the Polkville Amish community is a small settlement of 10 families and stretches for approximately 15 miles from one end to the other. That would be a long buggy ride! I will share other interesting news from Polkville when I learn of it.
This is a little late, but I am not far from polkville either and I be curious to know where they relocated from. And I hope the small settlement sticks.
Swartzentruber Amish in Rutherford Co., NC
According to the 2019 New American Almanac, there is an Amish community in eastern Rutherford Co., NC and western Cleveland Co., NC which is a member of the Swartzentruber Amish affiliation.
Swartzentruber Amish in Western North Carolina
There is a thriving Swartzentruber Amish district in Eastern Rutherford Country and Western Cleveland Country. The moved from the Ethridge, NC community in 2017 and there are now 16-18 families. The bishop is JD Gingrich who lives in the Ellenboro area. He has a tack shop and offers all kinds of leather and canvas products and repair. His daughter and son-in-law live next door. Moses Yoder trims hooves and shoes horses. JD’s oldest son Manus has a large vegetable farm. We’ve written a little about the local community on our farm website for Homestead Oaks in Ellenboro, NC.
Looking for Amish builder to build 2 bedroom 2bath approx. 1200 ft. One level. 12ft ceiling in living room
The land will be prepared to build on in McDowell county in Western N.Carolina. I willl need you to build entire frame with outlets for electrical boxes , a space for a chimney, And a metal roof. If anyone can do this please contact me at my email address . We shall negotiate Thank you. Joanne
1/12/23 — I get weekly copies of “The Budget” and there are frequent submissions to it from the Shelby-Ellenboro settlement.
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looking for crew to construct traditional pole barn in Cleveland, NC, Iredell County NC
Would greatly appreciate any information available on businesses near Iredell County, NC, like Union Grove or Hamptonville, NC that may sell and construct a traditional pole barn on our property in Cleveland, NC. We are near exit 45 and 42 on I-77, south of Statesville, NC. My contact info is email@example.com. Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.
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Attn: Erik/Amish America
Hi, Erik, I have info on the new settlement in northern Rutherford county Polkville/Ellenboro, NC area. I really don’t want to get into posting it on this site. I’ll, soon, be showing my small farm & home ( way up north of Hickory/West of Taylorsville) to a family in encouragement for small settlement only 1 hr from Union Grove, NC & 1 hr & 15 min. from Polkville, NC. Please Private message me. Thanks
Interested to know
I am interested to know if that farm land sold to the Amish in Taylorsville. I live in claremont and I would love to visit a community.
Where exactly is the community in Union Grove do you know?
Visiting the Amish in North Carolina
The bishop for the Western North Carolina community, JD Gingrich, lives on Short Road in Ellenboro. Is son-in-law, Moses Yoder, lives next door and trims and shoes horses on Tuesday and Saturday. Moses’ wife, Lizzie, makes pies and cakes. JD’s other son lives right down the road and has a large vegetable farm. JD has a tack shop and can make or repair almost anything out of leather. He has a good supply of tack and leather products on hand including leather bags. As you would expect, they all do top-notch work. Please treat them like neighbors and respect their wishes not to be photographed. To them it is breaking the commandment regarding “images.”
I would like to just know how do I go about converting into the Amish as I am now living as a Mennonite on my own
Converting to Amish
Converting to the Swartzentruber Amish district in Rutherford and Cleveland counties would mean not being on this website or using any electric devices with the limited exceptions of a few gas-powered engines and battery flashlights. To join you would need to talk to JD & Nancy Gingrich, the district bishop and his wife. You would find them home every day except meeting Sunday at 591 Short Rd, Ellenboro, NC.
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Documentary abot Amish Community
Hello, my name is Hedvika Miller I’m an international reporter from the Czech Republic in Europe. I’m working on article about Amish People in America and would like to visit some families in North Carolina for an interview. Could you please help me what direction I should go or who I need to contact? Thank you so much for your help!
Looking for Amish made furniture
I would really want to find an Anish community that I can buy hand made furniture directly from the Amish community. I would prefer that over buying from a reseller.
Amish Pony for sale?
We are looking to buy an Amish Pony. We live in Wake Forest NC.
Amish built cabin - builder wanted
We have a piece of property that we’d like to build a small cabin on Hyco Lake. Not far from Yanceyville. I have a plan and an actual model to look at to duplicate. The original builders are located in IN and we would like to see if there is someone local interested in the project?
It’s a 14’X32’ with 6’ front porch. Insulated windows bath with shower, kitchen and loft for two beds. Please give me a call. 336-662-7953.
Amish in Ellenboro & Hopewell
There are Amish communities Ellenboro and Hopewell, NC. None of them have phones. They are easy to find, especially on Saturday because they are parked along main roads selling.
Amish in Ellenboro and Hopewell NC
I wasn’t aware of any Amish in Hopewell.
Looking for an Amish Barn Builder
Looking for a Barn to be built in Tryon, NC
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Would like to visit.
Would like to visit.
Hello my name is Raymond and I live in Elon Caswell county. Im very interested in getting a small shed built to be used as an office at my residence. I would like it to be high quality and I know your work is top notch! Please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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There are Amish or Mennonite on the Rowan Iredell NC line near Cleveland/Cool Springs Rd?
Hello, We are in NC for two weeks and would love to visit . Please call me at 407 448 2800.
Sincerely , Natella
Visit what? Who is your question directed to?
The Salisbury store is closed now but Shiloh is still open.
5520 St Paul Church Rd, Hamptonville, NC 27020
5520 St Paul Church Rd, Hamptonville, NC 27020 Shiloh Store