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Ephrata, Pennsylvania

Founded by religious settlers of Eberbach, Germany in 1732 and called the "Ephrata Cloister," Ephrata, Pennsylvania was named
after biblical town, Ephrath, and has distinct European-style architecture that offer tours.  Ephrata is an Amish town also known for
many Old Order Amish residing here, and was the former seat of the "Mystic Order of Solitary," a semi-monastic community.

Ephrata today has a population of around 13,000 people.  Ephrata, PA has been home to manufacturing and small industry.  It is
home to both large and small businesses, as well as attractions.
 Below is a video of the Ephrata Cloisters: