Amish Horse and Carriages in Google Earth

Horse and Carriages (or Buggy) in Google EarthA few days ago someone posted a nice shot of a horse and buggy at the Google Earth Community. The poster, called ‘bellenarcissa’, said there are Amish living in this area of Indiana – who still use this for their primary transportation. Then, other GEC members found several other horse and carriages around the area. One of the posters discovered a large store with numerous horse and carriages parked outside. Turning on the GEC Community layer while looking at the store, we find it is the “Town & Country Hardware” store which is located in Shipshewana, IndianaHeart of the Northern Indiana Amish Country“. Here is a collection of the placemarks from the thread showing all the horse and carriages and the hardware store.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Over in GE Hacks we’re up to 30 sightings of Amish transportation in Nappanee, Indiana…

  2. Here are 69 Amish transport sightings in a 100 square mile area SW of Lagrange, Indiana.

  3. makes you really want to be in another time, when life was more relaxed and pure….

  4. Horse Drawn Carriages NYC says:

    Carriages bring me back to the simple yet creative phase of the world. I prefer, however, a more fairytale like carriage.

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