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Holmes County, Ohio

US county information
NameHolmes County
StateOhio
SeatMillersburg
Largest cityMillersburg
US Area
Total Area424 sq mi (1098.2 km2)
Water Area1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Population38943 (2000)
Density35.5/km2 (92/sq mi)
FoundedJanuary 20, 1824
Named forAndrew Holmes, an officer killed in the War of 1812
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Holmes County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 42,336. 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. Holmes County is home to the world's largest population of Amish residents, which draw many visitors to the county, thus making tourism an important sector of the local economy.


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