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Blue Ball, Pennsylvania, is a village located on the original Jacob Weaver 1723 tract in the Weaverland (Weberthal) district. In 1766 Robert Wallace bought of Jacob Weaver II a 12-acre tract and built the store and tavern "at the sign of the Blue Ball." It has been a town of retired Mennonites, and a Mennonite center for machine shop products, agricultural implements, and by the 1950s banking. Weaver's Book Store and the Weaverland churches were near by. It was the center of a dense Mennonite settlement. The population was about 500 in 1950.

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Map:Blue Ball (Pennsylvania)


Author(s) Ira D Landis
Date Published 1953


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Landis, Ira D. "Blue Ball (Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 21 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Blue_Ball_(Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=75751.

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Landis, Ira D. (1953). Blue Ball (Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Blue_Ball_(Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=75751.




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