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Nappanee in Elkhart County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stahly - Nissley - Kuhns Farm

 
 
Stahly - Nissley - Kuhns Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 17, 2014
1. Stahly - Nissley - Kuhns Farm Marker
Inscription. Amish pioneer Christian Stahly purchased this 80 acre farm for his son Moses in 1873. The year before the village of Nappanee was established on the new northern route of the B&O Railroad. Three generations of related Amish families have lived here. The search for religious freedom and economic opportunity brought the Amish to northern Indiana from Pennsylvania and Ohio. Their simple lifestyle and Swiss-German origins are reflected in the house, the Sweitzer Barn, and other buildings of the farm.

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior
 
Location. 41° 26.617′ N, 86° 1.192′ W. Marker is in Nappanee, Indiana, in Elkhart County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of N. Arnott Street (County Road 3) and W. Market Street (U.S. 6), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The above directions are to Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort; marker is located at the entrance to the Round Barn Theatre. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 W. Market St, Nappanee IN 46550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nappanee World Wars Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nappanee Cartoonists (approx.
Stahly - Nissley - Kuhns Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 17, 2014
2. Stahly - Nissley - Kuhns Farm Marker
At the entrance to the Round Barn Theatre in Amish Acres
one mile away); Nappanee Furniture (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bull Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Brumbaugh Cemetery (approx. 6 miles away); Sandridge Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away); Milford World War I Veterans (approx. 9.3 miles away); Milford World Wars Honor Roll (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nappanee.
 
Also see . . .  Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort. Official website of Amish Acres. (Submitted on May 29, 2014.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureChurches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 17, 2014
3. Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort
Stahly - Nissley - Kuhns Farmstead image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 17, 2014
4. Stahly - Nissley - Kuhns Farmstead
(From left to right) Original 1874 Stahly House, 1893 Nissley Main House, and early 1900s Grosdaddi House
1911 Round Barn image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 17, 2014
5. 1911 Round Barn
1911 Round Barn Information Sign image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 17, 2014
6. 1911 Round Barn Information Sign
The majestic round barn, built in 1911 was dismantled ten miles west of Nappanee and reconstructed by an Amish carpenter crew. It is now the national home of Plain and Fancy, the live Broadway musical of Amish life and love. The barn's sixty foot tall self-supporting dome and cupola make its natural acoustics superb.
The Round Barn is dedicated to Ivan Hochstetler (1922-2004) Amish barn builder who moved and restored many buildings at Amish Acres.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 29, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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