Easton Old Order Amish Settlement (Aroostook County, Maine, USA)

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The Old Order Amish settlement between Fort Fairfield and Easton, Maine, USA, began in 2007 when several "Joe Troyer" Swartzentruber Amish moved to the area from Heuvelton, New York. Fort Fairfield is virtually on the Canada-USA border in northern Maine. Later Amish families also came from Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri and elsewhere.

As conservative Swartzentruber Amish, Easton Amish families light their homes with oil lamps, instead of propane. The businesses that require power use diesel engines that drive a line shaft and belt, as electricity is not permitted.

In addition to farming, the settlement includes a sawmill, several bakeries, mini-barn manufacturing and metal roof installation.

In 2017 the Easton settlement included one district (congregation) with about 30 families.

Bibliography

Brino, Anthony. "Amish community celebrates a decade in central Aroostook." Bangor Daily News (12 August 2017). Web. 15 August 2017. https://bangordailynews.com/2017/08/12/homestead/amish-community-celebrates-a-decade-in-central-aroostook-2/?ref=comments.

Johnson-Wiener, Karen M. New York Amish: Life in the Plain communities of the Empire State. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2010: 60.

"Maine Amish." Amish America. 2012? Web. 15 August 2017. http://amishamerica.com/amish-maine/.

Additional Information

Location: Map:Easton Old Order Amish Settlement (Aroostook County, Maine, USA)


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published August 2017


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Steiner, Sam. "Easton Old Order Amish Settlement (Aroostook County, Maine, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2017. Web. 24 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Easton_Old_Order_Amish_Settlement_(Aroostook_County,_Maine,_USA)&oldid=154026.

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Steiner, Sam. (August 2017). Easton Old Order Amish Settlement (Aroostook County, Maine, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 October 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Easton_Old_Order_Amish_Settlement_(Aroostook_County,_Maine,_USA)&oldid=154026.




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