What’s a girl to do when a long cross-country drive gets boring, and she needs something to look at other than the white lines of the Interstate? She does a few Internet searches and finds that she is just a few miles from one of the fastest growing Amish communities in Kentucky. After promising my husband we’d find some fresh fry pies I convinced him to take a quick detour through Americas Amish Country in central Kentucky.
It was a rainy day, but it didn’t stop our sense of Amish adventure to locate a few places to stop on our way through the area. Munfordville and Horse Cave are small towns nested within the winding roads and hills of Hart County located about halfway between Lexington, KY and Nashville, TN.
According to my quick searches, the Amish settlement near Munfordville was founded in 1989 and has strong ties to the Geauga Amish in Ohio. The Munfordville Amish are mainstream and cater to the non-Amish markets. As we were driving along some of the back roads in Hart Country we took notice too many of the homes had solar panels attached to their roofs, evidence of their progressive settlement.
We only had a few hours to spare but we found three businesses to visit:
As we left, we stepped over a scooter, a quick reminder that the Amish of Hart County move at a much slower pace but we needed to hop back on the Interstate with dreams to visit again.
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We typically think of wedding season as being spring and summer but to the Amish fall ushers in the beginning of the marriage season.
With basements filled with bountiful canning jars and silos bursting with winter feed the harvest season comes to an end as the anticipation of wedding season begins.