Landisville (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA)

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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. 10 Jul 2020.,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=83013.

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Landis, Ira D. (1957). Landisville (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 10 July 2020, from,_Pennsylvania,_USA)&oldid=83013.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 282. All rights reserved.

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