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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What beautiful country!! I guess I didn't realize there were Amish in that part of the country. I think it is neat how they raise school funding. A couple of weeks ago,I saw an ad for the annual Amish auction for the Ulysses,PA Amish school. I had hoped to go,but our new grandson decided to be born..so I was babysitting!! There will be more sales throughout the fall,so hopefully I can get to one. Looking forward to the other posts from Virginia!!
Had no idea there were Amish settlements in that area. I drive near there a couple of times a year! Beautiful! Looking forward to more posts!
I love the pictures ~ yes, what a beautiful place!! YOU are so fortunate to be able to visit so many Amish communities, but then I guess that is your job! Enjoy and I will look forward to more pictures!!
Kevin .. yes, that Bland county area is beautiful .. I used to live a few miles from this community .. and I know you will appreciate it when I tell you I moved to this state because of the mountains .. but now I have moved down the road to NC near another Amish community ..
But these beautiful picture sure have me missing the awesome countryside of Bland County Virginia ..
Thanks so much Kevin, for all the beautiful photos you post, along with their descriptions. If I stare at the pictures long enough I can almost see myself there...ahhh, what a peaceful place to be in!
I absolutely love the photos and wish I lived closer. The scenery is beautiful!
Thank you ever so much for posting the story, didn't realize there were Amish in that area. Keep up the good work Kevin!
Aahhhhhh! I can smell the country air and feel the sunshine on my face,
such a beautiful photo. The Amish man seems to have pulled over to the
side of the road to check out the livestock and enjoy the view himself.
Great pictures and story Kevin! Thank you!