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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. 26 Oct 2016.,_USA)&oldid=91849.

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Yoder, James D. (1956). Garden City (Missouri, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 October 2016, from,_USA)&oldid=91849.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 439. All rights reserved.

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