Previewing the new Amish State Guide: Michigan Amish

Sometime in the next few weeks, we’ll be launching a new feature on Amish America.

michigan amish quiltThe Amish State Guide will provide a state-by-state look at Amish communities in all 28 states (plus Canada) where they are currently present.

The Amish State Guide will cover locations of present communities, history of Amish settlement in the state, as well as Amish business listings and other useful information.

I thought I’d share a preview of what to expect with the Amish State Guide, starting today with the entry for Michigan Amish.

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  1. Linda Lewis

    This was absolutely fascinating and what a great idea to provide information for all of the Amish who live in the different states. I am really looking forward to this.

  2. Thanks Linda!

    I’ve actually enabled comments on the State Guide posts as well, so people can leave comments or questions on the Michigan Amish page itself, for instance:

    Looking forward to putting up the first batch of states soon (which will include–in addition to Michigan–Ohio, Tennessee, New York, and North Carolina).

  3. I am looking forward to the state guides!

  4. Amy

    Excellent job Erik! So looking forward to the rest. This site just gets better and better… keep up the good work!

  5. Jack Shaw

    What a great idea!!!! I enjoyed reading the Michigan Amish write up. I am looking forward to reading future state postings. Keep up the good work.

  6. Jack, Amy, Michelle, many thanks!

  7. Erik, I would appreciate a Texas State Guide….it would be short on Amish, we have the one colony in Beeville I think, but we have had two new conservative Mennonite congregations start in the last two months that I am aware of and there may be more.

  8. Hi Andy, thanks for chiming in on Texas. You are right that today there is just the one small Texas settlement down south. Historically Texas has had at least 4 separate Amish communities that were started and failed.

    Will definitely have a Texas State Guide coming up, with some background on the Bee County community and previous settlements as well.

  9. Katie H.

    Whoa! You’re the new David Luthy!

  10. Thanks Katie 🙂 but no, I can’t come close. Luthy’s research is very helpful on this though. Highly recommend his work.

  11. DJ

    I can’t wait for this!

    Don’t forget Florida (Sarasota)

  12. Thanks DJ! Florida will be in there 😉