Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce

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The Kalona area is home to the oldest Amish Mennonite settlement west of the Mississippi River, which began when three Old Order Amish families established homesteads near Deer Creek in 1846, the year Iowa became a state. At the same time, this small, yet thriving community accommodates innovative industries, like the cutting-edge medical instruments company which is part of the international high-tech world.