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Garden City, Missouri, a village (1950 pop. 590; 2000 pop. 1,500) in Cass County, approximately 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Kansas City. Mennonites (Mennonite Church (MC)) moved into the community in 1860 and eight years later organized a congregation. There have been four congregations in the community, Clearfork (MC) 1868-1876, Clearfork (General Conference Mennonite) 1876-1885?, Sycamore Grove (MC) 1816- , and Bethel (MC) 1885-1947, which merged with Sycamore Grove in 1947. In 1954 the Mennonite population of this area was approximately 300.

Author(s) James D Yoder
Date Published 1956

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Yoder, James D. "Garden City (Missouri, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 27 Nov 2015.,_USA)&oldid=91849.

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Yoder, James D. (1956). Garden City (Missouri, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 November 2015, from,_USA)&oldid=91849.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 439. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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