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Arthur, a village (1953 pop. 1,400; 2000 pop. 2,200) on the boundary line of Douglas and Moultrie counties in east central Illinois. Three different branches of Mennonites are represented in the community. The Old Order Amish Mennonites had 800 members in nine congregations or districts in the 1950s. The Arthur Mennonite Church (MC) under the Illinois Mennonite Conference has 241 members and worshiped in a building on the east side of Arthur. The Conservative Amish Mennonite congregation with 45 members met in its church building three miles south of Arthur, where it also conducted a Christian day school. A congregation of the Western District Amish Mennonite Conference met in a building one mile north of Arthur prior to 1916.

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Author(s) Richard J Yordy
Date Published 1955

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Yordy, Richard J. "Arthur (Illinois, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 24 Apr 2017.,_USA)&oldid=79270.

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Yordy, Richard J. (1955). Arthur (Illinois, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 April 2017, from,_USA)&oldid=79270.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 172. All rights reserved.

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