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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Rebecca stood at the sink washing dishes as she watched her sisters Anna and Emma take clothes off the line. All morning she’d listened to them carry on about finishing their chores so they could get back to the project they were working on. They'd been keeping a secret, and it was all she could do to watch them whisper and giggle behind her back.