Thursday, March 27, 2014

Amish Driving Lessons in Holmes County

At our bed and breakfast guests often inform us while they were driving around Holmes County, Ohio, they saw Amish people in a car.  They are shocked because they have always known the Amish to travel by horse & buggy.  So here is your Amish driving lesson for the day:

  1. The Amish of Holmes County, Ohio are allowed to hire a driver to transport them where they need to go.  This is mainly the Old Order and New Order as you will not see the Swartzentruber Amish in a car.  They mainly hire drivers for getting to work, doctor appointments, and out of State weddings and funerals.
  2. Amish young adults going through Rumspringa are allowed to get a drivers license and drive a car until they are baptized and officially join the Amish church.
  3. The Amish of Holmes County, Ohio are not allowed to own a car/truck unless they are in their Rumspringa.
So there you have it . . . you are not going crazy when you see an Amish person in a car in Holmes County, Ohio.

Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608

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