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Allegany County, MD
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Allegany County lies in the mountainous western neck of Maryland. Formed from Washington County in 1776, it originally included the present Garrett County, which lies to the west. Garrett County was formed from Allegany County in 1872.

As early as 1800 Amish settlers were settled on lands in the present area of Garrett County and Mennonites followed in later years. (See Somerset County, Pennsylvania and Garrett County, Maryland.)

A Mennonite congregation, member of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Mennonite Conference (MC), was located at Pinto, a village eight miles (13 km) southwest of Cumberland. This congregation, extending into Mineral County, West Virginia, was organized 27 November 1927.

A mission outpost was maintained at Flintstone, a village twelve miles (20 km) east of Cumberland, by the Mennonite churches of Washington County.

Author(s) Ivan J Miller
Date Published 1955

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Miller, Ivan J. "Allegany County (Maryland, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 29 Mar 2015.,_USA)&oldid=102023.

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Miller, Ivan J. (1955). Allegany County (Maryland, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 March 2015, from,_USA)&oldid=102023.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 55. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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