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Source: Mennonite Encyclopedia, v. 3, p. 116. '']]
  
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Washington County, [[Iowa (USA)|Iowa]], in the southeastern part of the state, has Mennonite settlements in two areas, i.e., in the northern and the southern tiers of townships. The Johnson County settlement to the north has spread south into the northern Washington County townships of Lime Creek, English River, and Iowa. In Lime Creek are [[Wellman (Iowa, USA)|Wellman]] and [[Daytonville Mennonite Church (Daytonville, Iowa, USA)|Daytonville]], each with a Mennonite church. [[Kalona (Iowa, USA)|Kalona]] is in English River and the location of the Kalona Mennonite Church and the Pleasant View Home for the Aged. A short distance east of Kalona is the [[Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church (Kalona, Iowa, USA)|Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church]]. The [[Kalona Old Order Amish Settlement (Kalona, Iowa, USA)|Old Order Amish settlement]] of [[Johnson County (Iowa, USA)|Johnson County]] has also expanded into the northern part of Washington County. Near the center of the county is the county seat of Washington, in which a number of Mennonite families reside. The Mennonites in Marion Township in the southern tier of counties are a part of the [[Henry County (Iowa, USA)|Henry County]] settlement bordering Washington County on the south. In Marion Township are the [[Bethel Mennonite Church (Wayland, Iowa, USA)|Bethel Mennonite Church]] and the [[Eicher Emmanuel Mennonite Church (Wayland, Iowa, USA)|Eicher Emanuel Mennonite Church]]. In 1958 Mennonites began to hold services in the [[Eureka Mennonite Church (Washington, Iowa, USA)|Eureka church]] in Marion Township. The Eicher church is a [[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite]] congregation, while the others in the country are [[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]] and [[Conservative Mennonite Conference|Conservative Mennonite]]. The total Mennonite and [[Amish Mennonites|Amish]] membership living in the county in the late 1950s was ca. 600.
 
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v. 3, p. 116. '']]      Washington County, [[Iowa (USA)|Iowa]], in the southeastern part of the state, has Mennonite settlements in two areas, i.e., in the northern and the southern tiers of townships. The Johnson County settlement to the north has spread south into the northern Washington County townships of Lime Creek, English River, and Iowa. In Lime Creek are [[Wellman (Iowa, USA)|Wellman]] and [[Daytonville Mennonite Church (Daytonville, Iowa, USA)|Daytonville]], each with a Mennonite church. [[Kalona (Iowa, USA)|Kalona]] is in English River and the location of the Kalona Mennonite Church and the Pleasant View Home for the Aged. A short distance east of Kalona is the [[Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church (Kalona, Iowa, USA)|Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church]]. The [[Kalona Old Order Amish Settlement (Kalona, Iowa, USA)|Old Order Amish settlement]] of [[Johnson County (Iowa, USA)|Johnson County]] has also expanded into the northern part of Washington County. Near the center of the county is the county seat of Washington, in which a number of Mennonite families reside. The Mennonites in Marion Township in the southern tier of counties are a part of the [[Henry County (Iowa, USA)|Henry County]] settlement bordering Washington County on the south. In Marion Township are the [[Bethel Mennonite Church (Wayland, Iowa, USA)|Bethel Mennonite Church]] and the [[Eicher Emmanuel Mennonite Church (Wayland, Iowa, USA)|Eicher Emanuel Mennonite Church]]. In 1958 Mennonites began to hold services in the [[Eureka Mennonite Church (Washington, Iowa, USA)|Eureka church]] in Marion Township. The Eicher church is a [[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite]] congregation, while the others in the country are [[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]] and [[Conservative Mennonite Conference|Conservative Mennonite]]. The total Mennonite and [[Amish|Amish]] membership living in the county in the late 1950s was ca. 600.
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Mennonite settlements in Johnson, Iowa, Washington and Henry Counties, Iowa.
Source: Mennonite Encyclopedia, v. 3, p. 116.

Washington County, Iowa, in the southeastern part of the state, has Mennonite settlements in two areas, i.e., in the northern and the southern tiers of townships. The Johnson County settlement to the north has spread south into the northern Washington County townships of Lime Creek, English River, and Iowa. In Lime Creek are Wellman and Daytonville, each with a Mennonite church. Kalona is in English River and the location of the Kalona Mennonite Church and the Pleasant View Home for the Aged. A short distance east of Kalona is the Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church. The Old Order Amish settlement of Johnson County has also expanded into the northern part of Washington County. Near the center of the county is the county seat of Washington, in which a number of Mennonite families reside. The Mennonites in Marion Township in the southern tier of counties are a part of the Henry County settlement bordering Washington County on the south. In Marion Township are the Bethel Mennonite Church and the Eicher Emanuel Mennonite Church. In 1958 Mennonites began to hold services in the Eureka church in Marion Township. The Eicher church is a General Conference Mennonite congregation, while the others in the country are Mennonite Church and Conservative Mennonite. The total Mennonite and Amish membership living in the county in the late 1950s was ca. 600.


Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1959


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Gingerich, Melvin. "Washington County (Iowa, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Washington_County_(Iowa,_USA)&oldid=102762.

APA style

Gingerich, Melvin. (1959). Washington County (Iowa, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Washington_County_(Iowa,_USA)&oldid=102762.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 892. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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