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The County Line Mennonite Church (Ohio Wisler Mennonite) is located near Dalton, Wayne County, Ohio. The church was organized in 1889. It was originally an Old Order Mennonite congregation belonging to the Ohio and Indiana Conference. The congregation also worshiped in the Chestnut Ridge Mennonite Church. The present church was built in 1891, when the Pleasant View Mennonite Church (with whom they alternated services) began to build a new building, on which project they could not agree.    

In the spring of 1953 a group withdrew from the Chestnut Ridge-County Line congregation because the congregation refused to begin Sunday school, prayer meetings, and mission work. This withdrawing group then worshiped every Sunday at the Chestnut Ridge meetinghouse, while the continuing Chestnut Ridge-County Line Old Order (Wisler) congregation worshiped every Sunday at the County Line meetinghouse. The withdrawing group was received into the Virginia Mennonite Conference.

In 2014 the church had 88 members and was a member of the Ohio Wisler Mennonites. The ministerial team included Bishops Alvin Z. Oberholtzer, Jr. and David VanPelt, Ministers Elvin Neuenschwander and Ernest Steiner, and Deacons Clarence Eberly and David Steiner.

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Mennonite Church Directory 2014. Harrisonburg, VA: Christian Light Publications, Inc., 2014: 118.

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Phone: 330-828-2096

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Ohio Wisler Mennonite Churches

Author(s) Harold Bauman
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published May 2014

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Bauman, Harold and Richard D. Thiessen. "County Line Mennonite Church (Dalton, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2014. Web. 23 Jun 2017.,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=131588.

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Bauman, Harold and Richard D. Thiessen. (May 2014). County Line Mennonite Church (Dalton, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 June 2017, from,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=131588.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 725. All rights reserved.

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