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The Cashton, Wisconsin, Old Order Amish Settlement is located in the southwest part of the state. Wisconsin has been an attraction to the Amish because of its rural character and reputation as the " Dairy State." The Supreme Court ruling in Wisconsin v. Yoder (1972), deciding that no state could require Amish children to attend high school, drew attention to this part of the country and triggered small migrations from Ohio and Indiana. In 1986 there were 14 Amish settlements in Wisconsin. Most of these are one-congregation communities and needed more time to test their survival. The Cashton settlement was founded in 1966. It had four congregations in 1984 and was still growing by virtue of families moving in from smaller settlements. The Amish community at Cashton had fewer than 800 persons after 20 years, but seemed to have the foundations to become a permanent settlement.


Author(s) Samuel L Yoder
Date Published 1986


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Yoder, Samuel L. "Cashton Old Order Amish Settlement (Cashton, Wisconsin, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1986. Web. 21 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cashton_Old_Order_Amish_Settlement_(Cashton,_Wisconsin,_USA)&oldid=86552.

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Yoder, Samuel L. (1986). Cashton Old Order Amish Settlement (Cashton, Wisconsin, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cashton_Old_Order_Amish_Settlement_(Cashton,_Wisconsin,_USA)&oldid=86552.




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