Reader photos: New York Amish

New York state is home to a large number of Amish communities–around 30 settlements–totaling over 70 church districts.

New York ranks as the state with the sixth largest Amish population and has attracted a large number of out-of-state ‘immigrant Amish’–in fact, more than any other state since 2002.

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Brock shares photos from an Amish settlement in Montgomery County, New York.

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This particular community was founded in 1986 by Amish from the New Wilmington, Pennsylvania settlement.

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The settlement consists of five church districts today.

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Like the New Wilmington Amish, this group is quite conservative.  Brock reports that local Amish use no air tools, hand milk cows, and shock corn by hand as well.New york amish5

Thanks to Brock for sharing the photos.

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    4 Comments

    1. Bill

      Nice photos!

      I’m pretty sure at least one of the communities in the Chautauqua region of western New York also drive New Wilmington type brown top buggies.

    2. dennis

      looking for amish man to train my mini stallion l in middleburgh ny can pick up and bring to my home for training please let me know if anyone interested thanks

    3. dennis

      amish made horse tack

      looking for amish man to measure and make tack for my mini horse will pick up and drop off.. thanks

    4. Alan Solomon

      Sawmill

      Hello,

      I am seeking a sawmill operated by the Amish in Central New York State.

      Any information or referrals are appreciate.

      Thanks,

      Alan
      alan.solomon@me.com
      9178627910