Adams County (Pennsylvania, USA)
|Adams County, PA
U.S. Census/TIGER map
Adams County, Pennsylvania, is located in the south central part of the state between populous Mennonite settlements, with York-Lancaster counties on the east, Franklin (Pennsylvania)-Washington (Maryland) counties on the west. In the 1950s the Mennonites resided primarily in the western portion near the area of fruit growing and processing in which many were engaged. The three Mennonite churches of the county all had a common origin. The Mummasburg, Pennsylvania, congregation, dates back to about 1800. The Fairfield, Pennsylvania, congregation was organized in 1927, after a division from the Mummasburg congregation. In 2006 it had a membership of forty. The Bethel congregation at Mummasburg was organized in 1939. In 2006 it had eighty-four members.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 11. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
©1996-2013 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.
MLA style: Musselman, Howard Y. "Adams County (Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 19 May 2013. http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/A267.html.
APA style: Musselman, Howard Y. (1955). Adams County (Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 May 2013, from http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/A267.html.