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Landisville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a small village. It was settled first by retired farmers. Jacob Minnich in1798 built the first house on the Harrisburg Pike, six miles (10 km)  northwest of Lancaster, and in 1808 a hostelry. In 1809 his brother-in-law built the second dwelling near by, which John Landis (Jr.) purchased to be used as a store. The village was named Landisville in his honor; he also became the first postmaster. The town, in East Hempfield Township, has three meetinghouses – Landisville Mennonite, Reformed Mennonite, and Church of God.

Author(s) Ira D Landis
Date Published 1957

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Landis, Ira D. "Landisville (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 1 Jun 2016.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=83013.

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Landis, Ira D. (1957). Landisville (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 June 2016, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=83013.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 282. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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