Amish Country

Amish country is home to the Amish, Mennonite and other Plain People who choose to live a simpler life close to God, family and community.

Photo of Amish boys in hats.

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Amish boys enjoy an antique farm show in Georgetown, Ohio. Photography by William Hoeffer

Photo of clothes on a line in winter.

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Snow doesn’t stop the Amish from doing their chores, as demonstrated by this clothesline in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Photography by Carol Jacobs Norwood

Photo of Mennonite men riding bikes.

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In Lancaster County, these Mennonite men ride their bikes home from church. Photography by Carol Jacobs Norwood

Photo of Amish farmer plowing.

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Spring’s arrival in Lancaster County sends Amish farmers like this one into the fields to plow. Photography by Clint Frackman.

Photo of an Amish farmer working in the field.

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An Amish farmer cultivates his tobacco fields. Photography by Richard Brunstetter.

Photo of an Amish girl playing softball.

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A determined Amish girl at bat in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Photography by Pat Crowe.

Photo of Amish boys racing on rollerblades.

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A Lancaster County road is where these Amish boys in rollerblades challenged each other to a race. Photography by Richard Brunstetter.

    Amish country is a favorite photography subject of Country readers, who travel through Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and other communities to capture heart-felt images of daily life.

    Alan October 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I have an Amish cookbook and I love it.

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    Sandra Santiago October 29, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Three times a year the Amish prepare and serve an ox roast all you can eat dinner for the public.
    This dinner is held at a fire hall in Lancaster County,Pa. The meal consists of roast beef, butter potatoes, fresh corn, stuffing, gravy, rolls, coleslaw, peaches, ice cream, cake and beverages. Dinner is served from noon till 6:30 pm. Hundreds of take-out meals are also prepared. Home baked goods, jellies and jams, and plants are also sold. All proceeds benefit the fire hall. This could not be accomplished if not for the help of the Amish

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    Richard Lee Dawley July 18, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Richard,
    I could use a few of your photos in my 9th non-fiction book. We met once in Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, WI and in Pinecraft, FL at the huge restaurant there.
    Richard Lee Dawley, author of Amish in Wisconsin
    Amish Insight
    New Berlin, WI 53151

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