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Watauga County, North Carolina U.S. Census TIGER/Line map
Watauga County, in the extreme northwestern corner of North Carolina, is the seat of a series of Krimmer Mennonite Brethren (KMB; now Mennonite Brethren) congregations around the city of Boone, resulting from mission work among the African Americans of this area begun in 1899 at Elk Park by H. V. Wiebe (1899-1907), assisted by J. M. Tschetter (1902-12). P. H. Siemens, who came in 1925, spent over 25 years in the work here. Among the addresses of the ministers of the African American churches were Darby, Boone, Lenoir, and Laytown. The leading minister is Rondo Horton of Boone. The K.M.B. Yearbook reported a total membership of 180 for 1958.

See also North Carolina District of Mennonite Brethren Churches (United States Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches)

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1959

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Bender, Harold S. "Watauga County North Carolina, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 27 May 2016.,_USA)&oldid=96799.

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Bender, Harold S. (1959). Watauga County North Carolina, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 May 2016, from,_USA)&oldid=96799.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1134. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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