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<h3>1990 Article</h3> The Smicksburg, Pennsylvania, [[Old Order Amish|Old Order Amish]] settlement is located in Indiana County about 65 miles (105 km) northeast of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1962 by families seeking cheaper farm land and motivated by a sincere desire to establish a "purer" Amish community, the settlement experienced steady growth. In the first 25 years of its existence, the Smicksburg community had seven church districts (congregations) with a total population of approximately 1,200, making it the fourth largest among the 40 Amish settlements in [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]]. The Smicksburg community was representative of many of the newer settlements populated by younger and middle-aged Amish families seeking change within the traditional Amish customs of [[Nonconformity|nonconformity]] to the outside world. -- <em>Samuel L. Yoder</em>
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==1990 Article==
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The Smicksburg, Pennsylvania, [[Old Order Amish|Old Order Amish]] settlement is located in Indiana County about 65 miles (105 km) northeast of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1962 by families seeking cheaper farm land and motivated by a sincere desire to establish a "purer" Amish community, the settlement experienced steady growth. In the first 25 years of its existence, the Smicksburg community had seven church districts (congregations) with a total population of approximately 1,200, making it the fourth largest among the 40 Amish settlements in [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]]. The Smicksburg community was representative of many of the newer settlements populated by younger and middle-aged Amish families seeking change within the traditional Amish customs of [[Nonconformity|nonconformity]] to the outside world. -- <em>Samuel L. Yoder</em>
  
<hr/> <h3>2011 Update</h3> In 2011 it was estimated that the settlement had 18 church districts with an estimated population of 2,395.
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==2017 Update==
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In 2017 it was estimated that the settlement had 21 church districts with an estimated population of 2,985.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
"The Twelve Largest Amish Settlements (2011)." Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College. Web. 24 July 2011. [http://www2.etown.edu/amishstudies/Largest_Settlements_2011.asp http://www2.etown.edu/amishstudies/Largest_Settlements_2011.asp].
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“Twelve Largest Amish Settlements, 2017.Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College. June 2017. Web. 31 August 2017. http://groups.etown.edu/amishstudies/statistics/twelve-largest-settlements-2017/
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1990 Article

The Smicksburg, Pennsylvania, Old Order Amish settlement is located in Indiana County about 65 miles (105 km) northeast of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1962 by families seeking cheaper farm land and motivated by a sincere desire to establish a "purer" Amish community, the settlement experienced steady growth. In the first 25 years of its existence, the Smicksburg community had seven church districts (congregations) with a total population of approximately 1,200, making it the fourth largest among the 40 Amish settlements in Pennsylvania. The Smicksburg community was representative of many of the newer settlements populated by younger and middle-aged Amish families seeking change within the traditional Amish customs of nonconformity to the outside world. -- Samuel L. Yoder

2017 Update

In 2017 it was estimated that the settlement had 21 church districts with an estimated population of 2,985.

Bibliography

“Twelve Largest Amish Settlements, 2017.” Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College. June 2017. Web. 31 August 2017. http://groups.etown.edu/amishstudies/statistics/twelve-largest-settlements-2017/


Author(s) Samuel L Yoder
Date Published August 2017


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Yoder, Samuel L. "Smicksburg Old Order Amish Settlement (Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2017. Web. 15 Oct 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Smicksburg_Old_Order_Amish_Settlement_(Indiana_County,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=154170.

APA style

Yoder, Samuel L. (August 2017). Smicksburg Old Order Amish Settlement (Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 15 October 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Smicksburg_Old_Order_Amish_Settlement_(Indiana_County,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=154170.




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