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Amish Community in Grantsville, page 4

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especially true in regard to their steadfast belief that war is strictly forbidden the followers of Christ. They have done other work of national importance in lieu of military service. They gave freely of means and personnel to help victims of war and disaster in many lands. An almost world-wide relief program is carried on through Mennonite Central Committee.

In 1881 four meeting houses were built in the counties. One of the two in Garrett county is near Grantsville and the other near Bittinger. The Old Order Amish have their meeting houses in Somerset county, however, some of their* member live as far south as Grantsville. Their horse-drawn vehicles are a familiar sight in the Grantsville community. The Beachy Amish also worship in Somerset county while some of their members, too, live as far south as Grantsville. A third group have an Amish back-ground but have recently dropped Amish from their denominational name, calling themselves the Conservative Mennonite Church. Their central place of worship is Maple Glen one mile north of Grantsville. Cherry Glade provides a place of worship in the Bittinger area and they also have a meeting house further north in adjacent Somerset county.

For more than a century and a half we have lived in the Grantsville community worshipping God, serving His cause, rearing our families and in various ways making our small contribution to the community with the sunshine of peace and tranquallity usually upon us. For this we praise a gracious God, acknowledge the beneficence of our government and thank our fellow-citizens of the Grantsville community.

Space does not allow for a brief history of the Amish Community in the Gortner area in the southern part of Garrett County. The history of this community was written several years ago by the Editor, but has not been published.


CRUSHED LIMESTONE Star Route, Oakland, Md.       Deerfield 4-2092


The largest and most delicious hamburgers in Garrett County; regular price. Owned and operated by Carl and Martha Hinebaugh Located 3 Miles West of Oakland on Route 7


Ivan Miller


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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