By Kevin Williams
Over time, I have thought a lot about this Amish community. It's probably one of my favorite, although my memories of this place are mixed (more about why another time). So if you've never had a chance to visit this place, check it out here:
Pearisburg Amish: It's actually misleading to label this Amish settlement as Pearisburg. While that may be their mailing address, this small Amish community is tucked away in the mountains kind of far from Pearisburg. But what the community lacks in accessibility it makes up for in heart and hospitality. I had wanted to visit Pearisburg for some time, so the other day, while working on a research project, I embarked on the six hour journey from my Ohio home to this redoubt in the Virginia mountains. I wasn't disappointed. Upon arrival I immediately spied some Amish friends who had previously lived in Beeville, Texas but had recently moved to Pearisburg. The Amish school in Pearisburg was a hive of activity as women (and a couple of men) were making pie crusts, grinding cabbage for cole slaw, and peeling potatoes. Saturday was one of Pearisburg's once-a-month during the summer lunches and bake sales with proceeds benefiting the Amish school.
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