By 1901, the last Amish had left (, David Luthy pp. A “coastal” Amish settlement was found near Kempsville, in Princess Anne County.This community lay near Norfolk, were the Amish did business and sold products such as sausage and produce, and was referred to by the name of that city.As of 2008, a fourth Virginia Amish settlement was found in Lee County, near the towns of Rose Hill and Jonesville.
Virginia is home to significant Mennonite communities, however, including Old Order Mennonites, Conservative Mennonites, and Beachy Amish.
The settlement at Midland in Fauquier County, founded 1892, lay in close proximity to Washington DC, about 50 miles away.
Thanks to a railway line that ran through the settlement, the Amish here were able to market their dairy and produce in Washington.
Historian David Luthy reports they also took “excursions”, paying an 80-cent round-trip fare to travel into the city to view the historical sites.
This settlement grew fairly quickly, with at least 27 different households here over it’s near-decade in existence, but went extinct quickly as well, for unexplained reasons.