My Thoughts About One of My Favorite Places--Northeastern Indiana's Amish Country

Monday, June 27, 2016

How Many Amish Are There?

I'm not a big numbers geek, but I do enjoy a good chart of map, and I found some good ones on the Indiana University website.

As of the 2000 census, there were almost 20,000 Amish people in Indianathird largest number in the United States, with Ohio and Pennsylvania almost tied for first.  The Indiana counties with the heaviest Amish population were Lagrange, Elkhart, Adams, and Daviess (in that order).  Lagrange County had almost 6,000 Amishabout 17% of the population of the countywhich was a higher percentage of Amish than any other county in America.

This is old information, but still interesting..  Since the Amish generally double in population every 20 years, I wonder what the figures will look like in 2020?

Monday, June 20, 2016

Amishology: A Game About Amish Life

Interesting...  A game about Amish Life!  I haven't purchased it, but it intrigues me, so I think I might.
Here's the link to their website:

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Shipshewana 500

Some local Mayfest fun from two years ago:  "The Shipshewana 500."

Pull a buggy (with 800 pounds of weight in it, including two people) 250 feet down the street, turn it around, trade places, and pull it back!  Held on one of the main streets in downtown Shipshewana.

Here's one run from the competition:   One run during the Shipshewana 500

Saturday, June 11, 2016

I'm on Facebook, Too!

I've been posting far to little this year!...  Still going to Amish Indiana, still enjoying itjust not writing about it!

I post a lot more regularly on the My Amish Indiana facebook page...  You can find it here: