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'']]    Kalona, [[Iowa (USA)|Iowa]], is situated in the eastern part of the state, in northern [[Washington County (Iowa, USA)|Washington County]], 19 miles southwest of [[Iowa City (Iowa, USA)|Iowa City]]. It had a population of 1,015 in 1957 (2,293 in 2000), a considerable number of whom were (Old) Mennonites. Amish and Mennonite farmers lived in the areas surrounding the town, although the center of their community lay to the northwest. The nearest Mennonite church, [[East Union Mennonite Church (Orrville, Ohio, USA)|East Union Mennonite Church]], was located two miles north of Kalona, and the nearest Conservative Mennonite church, [[Fairview Mennonite Church (Kalona, Iowa, USA)|Fairview]], was a mile farther north and two east. Six [[Kalona Old Order Amish Settlement (Kalona, Iowa, USA)|Old Order Amish congregations]] were located near the town. A considerable number of the members of the [[Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church (Kalona, Iowa, USA)|Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church]] have a Kalona address.
 
'']]    Kalona, [[Iowa (USA)|Iowa]], is situated in the eastern part of the state, in northern [[Washington County (Iowa, USA)|Washington County]], 19 miles southwest of [[Iowa City (Iowa, USA)|Iowa City]]. It had a population of 1,015 in 1957 (2,293 in 2000), a considerable number of whom were (Old) Mennonites. Amish and Mennonite farmers lived in the areas surrounding the town, although the center of their community lay to the northwest. The nearest Mennonite church, [[East Union Mennonite Church (Orrville, Ohio, USA)|East Union Mennonite Church]], was located two miles north of Kalona, and the nearest Conservative Mennonite church, [[Fairview Mennonite Church (Kalona, Iowa, USA)|Fairview]], was a mile farther north and two east. Six [[Kalona Old Order Amish Settlement (Kalona, Iowa, USA)|Old Order Amish congregations]] were located near the town. A considerable number of the members of the [[Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church (Kalona, Iowa, USA)|Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church]] have a Kalona address.
 
 
 
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Mennonite settlements in Johnson, Iowa, Washington and Henry Counties, Iowa. Mennonite Encyclopedia, v. 3, p. 116.
Kalona, Iowa, is situated in the eastern part of the state, in northern Washington County, 19 miles southwest of Iowa City. It had a population of 1,015 in 1957 (2,293 in 2000), a considerable number of whom were (Old) Mennonites. Amish and Mennonite farmers lived in the areas surrounding the town, although the center of their community lay to the northwest. The nearest Mennonite church, East Union Mennonite Church, was located two miles north of Kalona, and the nearest Conservative Mennonite church, Fairview, was a mile farther north and two east. Six Old Order Amish congregations were located near the town. A considerable number of the members of the Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church have a Kalona address.


Author(s) A. Lloyd Swartzendruber
Date Published 1957


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Swartzendruber, A. Lloyd. "Kalona (Iowa, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 19 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kalona_(Iowa,_USA)&oldid=88494.

APA style

Swartzendruber, A. Lloyd. (1957). Kalona (Iowa, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kalona_(Iowa,_USA)&oldid=88494.




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