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Blair County, Pennsylvania, US Census TIGER/Line map
Blair County in west-central Pennsylvania was first settled by Mennonites between 1790 and 1810 in Morrison's Cove, a valley at the southern extreme of Blair County extending into Bedford County. The first meetinghouse was near Martinsburg; one was later built at Roaring Spring for members in that vicinity. Of the 235 Mennonites in the county in 1950, 85 who allied themselves with the General Conference Mennonite Church met at Roaring Spring and Smith Corner. A congregation of 80 members at Martinsburg and another of 70 at Altoona, originally a mission endeavor of the Martinsburg congregation, belong to the Southwestern Pennsylvania Conference (MC).

Author(s) Byron W Bender
Date Published 1953

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Bender, Byron W. "Blair County (Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 29 May 2016.,_USA)&oldid=91140.

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Bender, Byron W. (1953). Blair County (Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 May 2016, from,_USA)&oldid=91140.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 351. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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