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Old 06-01-2007, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Mc Kee, Kentucky
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I lived in near Middlefield, Ohio also (Garrettsville) and had amish neighbors. They were great. We have lots of Amish in Breckinridge County and some Mennonites also. They have wood furniture stores, grocery stores and lumber yards. The Amish stores are located on S.R. 60 in Irvington and the Mennotite stores are on 144 between Union Star and Stephensport.

Small world, isn't it? When did you live in Middlefield & Garretsville? I was there from 1965-1990, before moving to Florida.

Where is Breckinridge County...????

Thanks for the info.

God Bless.


Joe
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Gray, TN
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I'm not sure exactly how many miles from Danville it is but Liberty Ky has a large Amish community. There are two general stores,furniture store and a quilt shop. I haven't been in a number of years but I don't recall a restaurant.
I grew up in the middle of the community you are talking about- they are mennonite, not amish. Most people don't realize there is a difference. They are old-order mennonite, which means they don't have electricity, use buggies, etc. There is a bulk-foods store, a produce center, a greenhouse, a general store, an oak furniture store and more. The quilt shop is not theirs. Quite a lot of people come through as 'tourists'. If youre' looking for food there is a great cafe going south of Liberty about 5 miles that is not amish or mennonite but good food, run by a local children's home. There is an amish community in the adair co./casey co. area.
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Mc Kee, Kentucky
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Smile Amish/Mennonite

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I grew up in the middle of the community you are talking about- they are mennonite, not amish. Most people don't realize there is a difference. They are old-order mennonite, which means they don't have electricity, use buggies, etc. There is a bulk-foods store, a produce center, a greenhouse, a general store, an oak furniture store and more. The quilt shop is not theirs. Quite a lot of people come through as 'tourists'. If youre' looking for food there is a great cafe going south of Liberty about 5 miles that is not amish or mennonite but good food, run by a local children's home. There is an amish community in the adair co./casey co. area.
Thanx for the reply, Slipper. Yes, I do know the difference between Mennonite & Amish, having lived among them for 25 yrs. There is, evidently, a difference in the customs here in KY from that of Ohio. All the history I've researched, told that the Amish broke away from the Mennonite sect, as they thought the Mennonite were not strict enough.

You state that the Mennonite here in KY don't have electricity, use buggies, etc. It's just the opposite in NE Ohio. The Mennonites drive cars, have electricity, have phones, & the women wear white bonnets. They wear similar clothes, but the men don't wear beards. The Amish, on the other hand, don't have electricity, drive buggies, the men wear beards after they join the sect formally - usually when they are between 16-18 yrs. old. The women wear Black bonnets.

I dealt with the Amish extensively, having them as my neighbors, & as customers in my 2 retail stores. As a matter of fact, I bought my first farm from a Mennonite couple back in 1965, & remain good friends to this day.

I appreciate everones effort in helping me out in this matter.

God Bless.

Joe
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Old 09-20-2007, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Waco, Ky
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Hi Joe!

There's an Amish community near Harrodsburg that we have seen, but not visited. When we went on the "Worlds longest yardsale", we went right thru the area.

Hope this helps!
joanna
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Default Amish/Mennonite Communities

We also have Amish/Mennonite communites in Trigg County.
They have places set up in the areas where they sell their fruits and vegetable, lumber milling and horse breeding and etc.
They have several farms in our county to the north and south.

KYHummingbird

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Having lived for 25 years in Middlefield, Ohio (Geauga County) a heavily - populated Amish area, and now living in KY, I was wondering what areas in a 50 mile radius of Berea, KY might there be some Amish settlements.

I know that when I had my 2 retail businesses in the 70's & 80's, there were some local Amish families that started to buy farm land in Kentucky as the land in Geauga County in Ohio was getting more & more expensive.

I'd like to visit some flea markets they may frequent, as well as some authentic Amish-cooking restaurants. I guess I can do a 'Google' search, but sometimes the best info can be garnered from local people instead.

Any info would be appreciated.

God Bless.

Joe
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Mc Kee, Kentucky
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Hi Joe!

There's an Amish community near Harrodsburg that we have seen, but not visited. When we went on the "Worlds longest yardsale", we went right thru the area.

Hope this helps!
joanna
Hi Joanna...It's been a while since I've 'talked' to you. Hope all is well w/you & your family.

Thanks for the info. I've compiled quite a list of places to go, & Donna & I will be visiting them all eventually.

We've been taking spur-of-the-moment drives on roads near our home, & just yesterday travelled a very beautiful but treacherous (No guardrails) road that led to us winding up in Estill County...and a neat little town of Irvine.

Last week we drove thru McKee & wound up in Manchester. We've been to London & Mt. Vernon also. There are just so many places we want to see. Each in its own time, I guess.

Take Care. God Bless.

Joe
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Mc Kee, Kentucky
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We also have Amish/Mennonite communites in Trigg County.
They have places set up in the areas where they sell their fruits and vegetable, lumber milling and horse breeding and etc.
They have several farms in our county to the north and south.

KYHummingbird
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Thank you for this info KYHummingbird. I'll have to get my KY map out & find where Trigg County is located. Ky is just so beautiful & Donna & I are really enjoying exploring some of the areas.

As we meet more & more people though, we still get this strange reaction when we tell them we moved from Florida to KY. They all ask, "Why?" I guess when you've lived your whole life in 1 State, you don't really appreciate all it has to offer. I know when I moved from Ohio to Florida in the late 80's, I didn't realize all that Ohio had to offer until I returned to visit years later. Human nature, I guess.

Thanks again.

God Bless.

Joe
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: clay city
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Question how far???

Hello, how far is Liberty ky from Clay City ky? I'm interested in going to Amish community for shopping? Is it right in town or on the outskirts? Does Liberty Amish Community have a web site? Thanks
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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would like to find armish lumber yards near glasgow ,ky.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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Suncoastman

The closest to you would probably be Crab Orchard in Garrard County. The Amish has a community there that has a bulk food store, saw mill, processing plant, produce auction and a few other businesses.
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