Crawford County, Pennsylvania U.S. Census TIGER/Line map
Crawford County, in northwestern Pennsylvania
, received its first Mennonites when a family settled near Spartansburg in 1917. Others came in 1931 and later. Britton Run Church
(Mennonite Church (MC
) was started in 1932, by Mennonite families from Nebraska
. The Meadville mission
(MC) began in 1935. Sunnyside Church
(MC), near Conneaut Lake, was built in 1938 to accommodate settlers from Iowa
and other states, while Meadville continued as a mission point. The combined Mennonite membership of approximately 224 (1954) included a few residing in Erie County. A few residents attended Beaver Dam Church
, Erie County, which was started in 1940. In 1949 a colony of Old Order Amish
resided near Atlantic and a few Conservative Amish
attended church in nearby Mercer County
|| James A Steiner
| Date Published
Cite This Article
Steiner, James A. "Crawford County (Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 1 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Crawford_County_(Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=79971.
Steiner, James A. (1953). Crawford County (Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Crawford_County_(Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=79971.
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