Amish of Hart County

Detweiler’s Country Store

The Amish community of Hart County began when seven families moved from Geauga County, Ohio in the spring of 1989.  They were followed by 19 more families in the fall and winter of that same year, to make a total of 26 families in the first year. They have, over the last 31 years, been given the title of the “fastest growing Amish community in America.” 

In those 31 years, their community has spread to include 18 church districts on both the north and south sides of the Green River – which splits the county.  The Amish families have also opened several businesses over the last three decades, including R&S Salvage, Hart County Produce Auction, Deitweiller’s Country Store and Farmwald’s Dutch Bakery – just to name a few.