Holmes County


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Holmes County, Florida

PO Box 397
Bonifay, FL 32425
Phone: (850) 547-1100
Fax: (850) 547-6630
www.holmescountyonline.com

On northern border of FL panhandle, north of Panama City; organized Jan 8, 1848 from Walton and Calhoun counties. Name Origin: For Holmes Creek, which forms the eastern boundary of the county. The creek was named for the valley, which was probably named for a Creek Indian chief, killed (1818) by troops under the command of Andrew Jackson (1767-1845); or possibly for Thomas J. Holmes, a settler from NC about 1830

Area (sq mi):: 488.71 (land 482.45; water 6.26) Population per square mile: 39.90
Population 2005: 19,264 State rank: 55 Population change: 2000-20005 3.80%; 1990-2000 17.70% Population 2000: 18,564 (White 88.90%; Black or African American 6.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 3.30%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 37.50
Income 2000: per capita $14,135; median household $27,923; Population below poverty level: 19.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,611-$18,742
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.10% Median travel time to work: 34.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 53.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Holmes County, Mississippi

PO Box 239
Lexington, MS 39095
Phone: (662) 834-2508
Fax: (662) 834-3020

In central MS, north of Jackson; organized Feb 19, 1833 from Yazoo County. Name Origin: For David Holmes (1769-1832), U.S. representative from VA (1797-1809), MS territorial governor (1809-17), state governor (1817-20; 1826), and U.S. senator (1820-25)

Area (sq mi):: 764.18 (land 756.00; water 8.18) Population per square mile: 27.90
Population 2005: 21,099 State rank: 48 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.40%; 1990-2000 0.00% Population 2000: 21,609 (White 20.30%; Black or African American 78.70%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 29.70
Income 2000: per capita $10,683; median household $17,235; Population below poverty level: 41.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $13,829-$16,468
Unemployment (2004): 10.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -7.30% Median travel time to work: 29.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Holmes County, Ohio

2 Court St
Millersburg, OH 44654
Phone: (330) 674-0286
Fax: (330) 674-0566
www.holmescounty.com/gov

In central OH, southwest of Canton; organized Jan 20, 1824 from Coshocton County. Name Origin: For Maj. Andrew Hunter Holmes (?-1814), officer in the War of 1812

Area (sq mi):: 424.02 (land 422.99; water 1.03) Population per square mile: 98.30
Population 2005: 41,567 State rank: 60 Population change: 2000-20005 6.70%; 1990-2000 18.60% Population 2000: 38,943 (White 98.40%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 28.00
Income 2000: per capita $14,197; median household $36,944; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,094-$20,069
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 21.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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where the police department has chosen to use "In God We Trust" stickers, the Holmes County Advertiser reported.
He was founding chairperson of the Holmes County Lodging Council in Ohio, and has been a governance and planning consultant for Select Registry.
McFadden, Holmes County Health Commissioner, physician and Mennonite community member; Jake Beachy and David Kline, church bishops in Holmes County, home of the world's largest Amish settlement; Dr.
Mr Williams was brought to Holmes County Hospital where his condition was stabilised by paramedics and doctors.
In an interview with the AP, Goree said she was disturbed to learn that several middle school girls had become pregnant in recent years in Holmes County, where she lives.
Located in Holmes County, OH, Keim Lumber manufactures millwork and moulding.
This two-volume history of the Amish by Leroy Beachy, a genealogist from Holmes County, Ohio, is a remarkable achievement, generously fulfilling a vision for family history as church history described by Ernst Correll in the January 1928 issue of this journal.
Hurst (sociology, College of Wooster) and McConnell (anthropology, College of Wooster) argue that the Amish community in Holmes County, Ohio, the largest and most diverse in the world, is experiencing unprecedented change as their interaction with the non-Amish causes them to rethink their religious ideals, family practices, educational choices, economy and occupations, and health care.
Four victims were in Yazoo County and one was in Holmes County.
In adjacent Holmes County, another person was killed.
Today, the Holmes County Amish are more involved than ever in the changing world at large, forcing them to reconsider their religious tenets, family practices, educational options, occupations, and health care opportunities.
The largest Amish community in the world is located in the Holmes County Region of Ohio Appalachia (Donnermeyer, Kreps, & Kreps, 1999; Hostetler, 1995).