Today Brenda shares some photos that tie together a few of the topics we’ve covered lately, namely Amish business, buggy safety, and small communities.  The shots below are from the Amish settlement in Carroll County, Tennessee.

Carroll County is in western Tennessee, about a 2-hour drive in either direction from Nashville or Memphis. The Amish community is located near the towns of Huntingdon and Bruceton (there is a second Amish community with members living in Carroll County, based near the town of McKenzie).

Unlike the new Amish community at Stantonville, TN previously discussed, the Caroll County settlement has been there for nearly 4 decades. However, for whatever reason it has not grown very large, remaining just a district or two in size.

The photos are grouped into two batches.  Says Brenda: “The first 4 are just a few of the businesses, within a 2 mile radius here in Carroll County.”

Amish Harness Tennessee

Harness and homemade candies.  Not uncommon to see quirky combinations like this on Amish business signs.

Amish Construction Tennessee

Amish roofing, flooring and more.  Amish builders are often jacks-of-all-trades.

Amish Saddle Harness Tenn

Harness and saddle shops abound in Amish communities.

Amish Cabinets Tennessee

Brenda: “The yellow signs are the different ‘warning signs’ along State Highway 219, which only totals 4 miles” (More on Amish Cabinets in Tennessee and Amish furniture stores in Nashville.).

Tenn Amish Buggy Safety Warning

Horse Drawn Vehicles Tenn

Tenn Amish Buggy Sign

The two different buggy outlines are interesting to me.  Since this is an older settlement, perhaps they switched to using a new design at some point. Looks like there is ample warning about horse-drawn travel on this short stretch of road.

Brenda previously shared a little about this community in posts on threshing, and on an Amish laundry day.  Thanks to Brenda for the nice photos.


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