Maine town’s Amish population quadruples in less than two years


Buggies on Henry Miller’s property in Whitefield. The horse-and-buggy is the primary mode of transportation for the town’s growing Amish community. (Jessica Clifford photo)

Source: Bangor Daily News

By Jessica Clifford, Lincoln County News

In March 2017, three Amish families moved into Whitefield. Today, the population has quadrupled. The town is home to 13 Amish families, about 50 people in all, and another family is on its way.

Though two of the families are from Kentucky and the newest family is coming from Michigan, most moved to Whitefield from upstate New York.

Henry Miller and his family were among the first Amish people to move to Whitefield. Before moving more than 400 miles to his son’s property on Route 17 in Whitefield, Henry lived most of his life on a settlement in St. Lawrence County, New York. He said about 300 families live there.

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