The McKenzie Amish Community
We hear that the McKenzie Amish Community started around 1998 and has around 250 Amish persons in the two church districts. They come from other Amish communities and are considered old-order horse and buggy Amish. These Amish use reflectors and electric battery lights on their buggies, and some workshops have power. The McKenzie Amish are not as strict as the Swartzentruber Amish in the Southern parts of Tennessee. We did find the large vegetable stands in front of a few Amish homes. The Amish in McKenzie are mainly builders like those in Huntingdon and Deer Lodge. We even found an Amish welder and vinyl window installation man at one home. We felt at home with these Amish people and found them friendly to us English people. Below are a few photos of the Amish homes we saw.
McKenzie is a small town known for Bethel University. The Amish live on Highway 124, Blaylock Store Road, and Blooming Grove South Road. The Yoder's Country Store is owned and operated by the Amish and is open 8 am to 4:30 pm during the week but is closed on Sundays and Thursdays. The area where the Amish live is remote and very country, and has roads that are barely big enough for a car. The land is flatter and there are bigger Amish houses than we've seen in other communities. Downtown McKenzie is lovely, and we found several parks and restaurants around that would be neat to go in. There is a Best Western Hotel we found while looking around town and a few mom-and-pop shops. The town square is really neat and active, so we recommend going by and seeing it. At the time of writing, we saw a place called "Prater's Taters" that serves several varieties of baked potatoes as their primary meal but also had sandwiches, wraps, and salads of top quality. They also have kid's meals and other add-ons, so check them out on your Amish Adventure in McKenzie.
McKenzie Area Points of Interest
The McKenzie Amish community isn't very far from the Huntingdon community. If you are coming up from Jackson, Tennessee, or South from Clarksville, Tennessee, on our map, you can pick either of the Amish places you want. There are only a few points of interest along the way in the area that we show on our West Tennessee Amish Map, but there were plenty of Amish out when we were in their community. We feel the McKenzie and Huntingdon Amish communities would make a great trip for anyone wanting to see other Amish communities across Tennessee. There are also Amish in Springville and Buchanan. Still, their numbers are small, so Huntingdon and McKenzie can offer a sizable Amish community to visit for those in West Tennessee.
West Tennessee Amish Map
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Directions and our summary
Enter your address and find your way to McKenzie, Tennessee, for the Amish community and the down-home, small-town feel the McKenzie square has for the visitor. Please use the links provided, as they take you directly to the pages we found interesting. We believe the McKenzie area Amish to be worth the visit for you, and the Amish Map is better by having them on here. We found most of the Amish on Highway 124, Blaylock Store Road, Blooming Grove South Road, and a few surrounding roads. We recommend visiting the McKenzie Amish Community!
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