Watch: Amish Moving To St. Lawrence County


Members of an Amish congregation have made plans to move to St. Lawrence County after a dispute in western Pennsylvania over sanitation, the Associated Press reported.

The group is part of the Swartzentruber Amish congregation - the most conservative branch of the most conservative sect of Amish.

At issue: how waste is to be disposed of. Officials in Camvria County, Pennsylvania stepped in when Amish families began emptying outhouse buckets at the edge of their properties, which launched a lengthy fight over whether the Amish would be forced to comply with santiation rules.

Because of that fight, the Associated Press reported, at least some members of the group plan to return to St. Lawrence County, where a Swartzentruber settlement has existed since 1974.

(Read the entire A.P. article, which explains the issues involved in detail, here.)

7 News reporter John Friot found this story to be part of a larger trend of Amish settlement in St. Lawrence County.

Watch John's report by clicking on the picture.

Sunday, December 4, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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