Sunday, August 26, 2012

Amish Country Inn Shares Info on Amish of Ohio

If you visit Holmes County, Ohio, be sure to stay at our Amish Country Inn where you will be surrounded by Old Order and New Order Amish families.    Over the years that we have had a bed  and breakfast in Ohio we have learned a lot of information about the Amish and continually learn new things.  As recent article by Russ Zimmer taught us new statistics based on Ohio State University research:

  • There are more than 1/4 million Amish in our Nation
  • One in four Amish call Ohio home
  • Ohio has more Amish than Pennsylvania
  • The annual growth rate among the Amish is 3.1%
  • In an Amish family with 5 children, 4 of them are likely to remain Amish when they grow up
  • There are 54 Amish settlements in Ohio; Holmes County has the largest concentration
  • 42% of the residents in Holmes County, Ohio are Amish
When you visit Holmes County, Ohio you can take a back road tour to learn more about Amish culture and customs, visit Behalt - a museum depicting the history of the Mennonite and Amish communities, and shop at Amish-owned businesses.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608

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