Summertown New Order Amish Settlement (Summertown, Tennessee, USA)

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The Summertown New Order Amish settlement near Summertown, Lewis County, Tennessee, USA was established in 2000. The settlement started after the New Order Amish community in Leesburg, Ohio ended when most of its members bought automobiles. The remnant who declined this change moved to Summertown, Tennessee.

The vision of those who moved was to establish a new congregation while trying to bring people to a knowledge of God's will, and to uphold nonconformity in dress and manner of life.

The Summertown settlement uses a church house. In 2014 it was considered an "electric" New Order Amish community. Most families were engaged in farming and/or construction.

The Natchez Trace Christian School began in a house trailer in 2000. In 2005 the community built a combination school building/church house.

In 2014 the settlement was part of the New Order Amish. The bishop ministers were Galen M. Beachy, David Gingerich and Dan R. Miller. There was one district with a total of 11 family units.


New Order Amish Directory (2014): 175-178.

Waldrep, G. C. "The New Order Amish and para-Amish groups: spiritual renewal within tradition." Mennonite Quarterly Review 82 (July 2008): 395-426.

Additional Information

Address: Summertown, Tennessee


Denominational Affiliations:

New Order Amish

Ordained Ministers of the Summertown New Order Amish

Name Years
of Service
Galen M. Beachy (1959- ) 2000-
David Gingerich (1966- ) 2005-
Dan R. Miller (1957- ) 2000-

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published March 2020

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Steiner, Samuel J. (March 2020). Summertown New Order Amish Settlement (Summertown, Tennessee, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 6 June 2020, from,_Tennessee,_USA)&oldid=166984.

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