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Morgantown, Pennshylvania, is a village of 365 inhabitants (1955) on the headwaters of Conestoga Creek in Berks County. Amish Mennonites and Mennonites (MC) live in and around the town. It is near the center of the oldest permanent Amish settlement in America, they having arrived there approximately 200 years ago. Three Mennonite churches in the 1950s were located in the adjacent area—Conestoga, Oley, and Rock, as well as the Conestoga Christian Day School. Farming was the chief occupation of the community, although many local businesses were Mennonite owned. The area was originally settled by Welsh in the 18th century. In 1955 the village also had a Methodist and an Episcopal church. The Pennsylvania Turnpike goes by the town. There were mining developments near by.


Author(s) Grant M Stoltzfus
Date Published 1957


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Stoltzfus, Grant M. "Morgantown (Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 11 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Morgantown_(Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=90158.

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Stoltzfus, Grant M. (1957). Morgantown (Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 11 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Morgantown_(Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=90158.




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