Lehigh (Kansas, USA)

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Lehigh, a town (pop. 200) in Marion County, Kansas, where State Highway 15 crosses U.S. Highway N. 50. About 80 per cent of the population in 1957 were Mennonites, belonging to the General Conference Mennonite (GCM), Mennonite Brethren (MB), and Krimmer Mennonite Brethren (KMB) branches. The Seventh-Day Adventist, Lutheran, and Mennonite Brethren churches discontinued, leaving only the Lehigh Mennonite Church (GCM) in town. Lehigh was in the midst of Mennonite settlements, with Mennonite Brethren headquarters (Hillsboro, Kansas) 6 miles (10 km) to the east and General Conference Mennonite headquarters (Newton) 23 miles (38 km) to the south. Unique in Lehigh were its streets, which were laid out according to early wagon trails and the Santa Fe Railroad.

Author(s) Peter W Goering
Date Published 1957

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Goering, Peter W. "Lehigh (Kansas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 6 Jul 2022. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lehigh_(Kansas,_USA)&oldid=170369.

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Goering, Peter W. (1957). Lehigh (Kansas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 6 July 2022, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lehigh_(Kansas,_USA)&oldid=170369.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, pp. 212-213. All rights reserved.

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