I've often wondered whether I've set some sort of world's record for most Amish and Plain settlements visited. I mean, it's possible, right? I actually looked once to see if it would be something that Guinness could document, but I don't think this is something that fits in any of their category or criteria. Still, I'd be hard-pressed to think of anyone who has been to as many Amish settlements as I have been. I don't say that as a boast, but just reality. I mean, if you think of how remote and rural some of these places are: Rexford, Montana; Beeville, Texas, etc...it's unlikely an Amish person would go to all these different places, they usually just stick to areas where they have family ties and no Amish person would have family ties in so many different places. And if there is someone non-Amish who has been to all of these places, chances are I would have heard of him or her, because the roster of non-Amish people who study Amish people is fairly small. We all know one another or know of one another.
My list is probably actually longer (I'll keep tweaking it and tinkering with it) because simply saying "Holmes County is quite a simplistic categorization. In Holmes County, I've been to church districts in Charm, Berlin, Loudonville, and others...so my list is longer than what shows here.
Also, what qualifies as "being to an Amish community." I usually don't count just driving through, I have to talk to someone. I usually like to talk to someone and find out how many church districts the settlement has. If I can do that, I count it as an official visit although, of course, I like to explore each place as long and as much as I can.
Owen County (Amish-Mennonite)
Adams County, Ohio
Brown County, Ohio (Amish-Mennonite)
Covington, Ohio (Old German Baptist Brethren)
Belle Center, Ohio
Mt. Victory, Ohio
Plain City, Ohio
Vinton County, Ohio
Highland County, Ohio
Holmes County, Ohio
Wayne County, Ohio
Ashland County, Ohio
Geauga County, Ohio
Preble County, Ohio (Old German Baptist Brethren)
Dayton (Old Order Mennonite)