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Belleville, Pa., is an unincorporated village of about 1,500 inhabitants in the center of Kishacoquillas Valley in Union Township, Mifflin County. Most of the 1,600 Amish and Mennonite residents in the county live within a 10-mile (16-km) radius of the village. Its main industries in 1953 were dairy plants, industrial machine works, lumbering, and flour milling. The Kishacoquillas Valley Railroad, called the "K.V. Line," built in 1890 between Belleville and Lewistown, was supported by many Amish and Mennonite residents, but was discontinued in 1940. The Maple Grove Mennonite Church is located near the town, and many of its members live and work there.

See also Belleville, Pennsylvania, USA, Old Order Amish Settlement


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Map:Belleville (Pennsylvania)


Author(s) John A Hostetler
Date Published 1953


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Hostetler, John A. "Belleville (Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 30 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Belleville_(Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=54425.

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Hostetler, John A. (1953). Belleville (Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Belleville_(Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=54425.




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