Religion in Family History
Do you know which states have Amish living in them? You may be surprised at the number of states that have Amish settlements.
When you think of Amish you most often think of Pennsylvania, Ohio or Indiana which have the largest populations.
Since that time the Amish have settled in many other areas. They initially followed the migration patterns of other groups as lands to the west opened up.
This map shows which states currently have Amish settlements. There are 30 states with Amish settlements. Some of the states have only one community, but many of the states have a large number of communities.
There are also Amish communities in Ontario, Canada.
Here is another interesting map. In this map I have also included the states that I know have had Amish communities in the past. There have been Amish communities in 38 of the 50 states.
The picture above is of my Great, Great Grandfather John A. Miller. He lived in at least six different states. The picture above was taken in Iowa.
Click on Amish in Oklahoma to find out more about John A. Miller.
Many people also ask where the Amish originally came from. See my post: Amish Origins
I hope this gives you a better idea of where the Amish have lived.
This post is part of my Religion in Family History series. Click on the link for a list of more posts in the series.