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Allegany County, MD US Census TIGER/Line map
Allegany County lies in the mountainous western neck of Maryland. Formed from Washington County in 1776, it originally included the present Garrett County, which lies to the west. Garrett County was formed from Allegany County in 1872.

As early as 1800 Amish settlers were settled on lands in the present area of Garrett County and Mennonites followed in later years. (See Somerset County, Pennsylvania and Garrett County, Maryland.)

A Mennonite congregation, member of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Mennonite Conference (MC), was located at Pinto, a village eight miles (13 km) southwest of Cumberland. This congregation, extending into Mineral County, West Virginia, was organized 27 November 1927.

A mission outpost was maintained at Flintstone, a village twelve miles (20 km) east of Cumberland, by the Mennonite churches of Washington County.

Author(s) Ivan J Miller
Date Published 1955

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Miller, Ivan J. "Allegany County (Maryland, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 27 May 2016.,_USA)&oldid=74652.

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Miller, Ivan J. (1955). Allegany County (Maryland, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 May 2016, from,_USA)&oldid=74652.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 55. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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