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Holmes County, Ohio

Joseph L DeYarmon House, Lakeville

Photo: Joseph L. DeYarmon House, circa 1878, Southwestern corner of County Road 179 and Township Road, Washington Township. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Photographed by User:Chris Light (own work), 2010, [cc 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed July, 2023.


The Holmes County Courthouse is located at 1 East Jackson Street, Millersburg, OH 44654; phone: 330-674-1876.

The county is believed to have the highest concentration of Amish population in the U.S. Amish comprise approximately half of the county population.

Beginnings [1]

Established in 1824, Holmes County was predominantly agricultural throughout the 19th century. The 1880 census revealed over 95% of its 267,000 acres as part of active farms. Railroads in the county developed rather late and industry never really developed in the 19th century. Around the turn of the century a large oil boom interrupted the county's agricultural orientation.

  1. Steven McQuillan and David A. Simmons, Ohio Historic Preservation office, Historic and Architectural Resources of Holmes County, OH, nomination document, 1981 & 1984, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.