Amish of Yadkin County

Amish

Windsor’s Crossroads

Since the 1980’s, there has been a small Amish settlement in North Carolina. It’s located in the Windsor’s Crossroads Community of Hamptonville in Yadkin County. There are several nearby wineries in the area, but other points of interest are the 100 year old two-story Windsor’s Crossroads School, and the Shiloh General Store. The Shiloh Baptist Church is also pretty interesting as well.

Shiloh General Store

The store is owned and operated by an Amish family. The address is 5520 St. Pauls Church Rd., Hamptonville, NC 27020. Note: Store is not open on Sundays and Mondays.

  • Take Exit 267 on US 421 just West of Interstate 77
  • Turn left onto Windsor Road and continue straight till you get to the intersection of Windsor and St. Pauls Church Roads. (Shiloh Baptist is on the left)
  • Turn left and you’ll see the store on the left

Windsor’s Crossroads School

The old Windsor’s Crossroads School has been restored, and is now a community center. The address here is 5101 Windsor Rd., Hamptonville, NC 27020.

  • Take Exit 267 on US 421 just West of Interstate 77
  • Turn left onto Windsor Road and continue straight for approximately 6 miles
  • The school is on the right as you approach the intersection with Buck Shoal’s Road. I found an interesting article in Elkin Tribune about the school. “Link

Shiloh Baptist Church

Soybean field with Shiloh Baptist Church in the background

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Amish ladies walking home on St. Pauls Church Road

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Young Amish boys in a horse drawn carriage on Windsor Road

According to Kevin Adam’s book “Backroads of North Carolina”, the Amish in this community do take advantage of some modern conveniences. They do have electricity, and also use certain types of machinery.  ~MB

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