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Fairview, Michigan, is an unincorporated village (1955 pop. ca. 150) in Oscoda County, in the north central part of the state. The village is the center of a farming area, largely surrounded by forests, settled by Mennonites in 1900-1912. The Mennonite congregation (MC) of over 400 persons is the only church body located near Fairview. A small General Conference Mennonite congregation is located at Comins, a village five miles north of Fairview. Despite the handicaps of geographic isolation, poor soil, and a rigorous climate, the community developed into one of the strongest congregations of the Indiana-Michigan Conference District.

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Author(s) J. Howard Kauffman
Date Published 1956


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Kauffman, J. Howard. "Fairview (Michigan, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 31 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fairview_(Michigan,_USA)&oldid=80692.

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Kauffman, J. Howard. (1956). Fairview (Michigan, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fairview_(Michigan,_USA)&oldid=80692.




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