Lehigh (Kansas, USA)
Lehigh, a town (pop. 200) in Marion County, Kansas, where State Highway 15 crosses U.S. Highway N. 50. About 80 per cent of the population in 1957 were Mennonites, belonging to the General Conference Mennonite (GCM), Mennonite Brethren (MB), and Krimmer Mennonite Brethren (KMB) branches. The Seventh-Day Adventist, Lutheran, and Mennonite Brethren churches discontinued, leaving only the Lehigh Mennonite Church (GCM) in town. Lehigh was in the midst of Mennonite settlements, with Mennonite Brethren headquarters (Hillsboro, Kansas) 6 miles (10 km) to the east and General Conference Mennonite headquarters (Newton) 23 miles (38 km) to the south. Unique in Lehigh were its streets, which were laid out according to early wagon trails and the Santa Fe Railroad.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, pp. 212-213. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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