Place:Holmes, Ohio, United States

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Holmes County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 42,366, which is an increase of 8.8% from 38,943 in 2000. It was formed in 1824 from portions of Coshocton, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties and organized the following year. The county was named after Andrew Holmes, an officer killed in the War of 1812. Its county seat is Millersburg.

A large Amish community of about 36,000 exists in Northeast-Central Ohio, centered on Holmes County and extending into surrounding counties.[1] Holmes County houses the highest percentage of Amish of any U.S. county, currently 42 percent of the population, and experts speculate that within 15 years Holmes County may be the first majority Amish county. The overall Amish population of the area, centered on Holmes County, is the largest Amish community in the world. Called locally "Amish Country", it draws many visitors to the county thus making tourism an important sector of the local economy.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1808 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1824 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1825 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1825 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1867 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 9,135
1840 18,088
1850 20,452
1860 20,589
1870 18,177
1880 20,776
1890 21,139
1900 19,511
1910 17,909
1920 16,965
1930 16,726
1940 17,876
1950 18,760
1960 21,591
1970 23,024
1980 29,416
1990 32,849

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External links

www.holmescounty.com/gov/


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