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LIVING IN HOLMES COUNTY INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Autoworks Collision Center..............................................15 Barnhart’s Body Shop.......................................Back Cover Creative Holmes................................................................10 East HolmesVet Clinic......................................................05 Eighteen 76 Salon & Spa..................................................10 First Knox National Bank................................................08 Goodwill............................................................Back Cover Greenhouse Shoppe, The..................................................30 Habitat for Humanity.......................................Back Cover Habrun’s Insurance...........................................Back Cover Harold’s Equipment.........................................Back Cover Harvest Magazine..............................................................32 Hawkins Lumber~Rick....................................Back Cover Holmes Pest Control.........................................Back Cover Holmes Rental Station......................................................17 Holmes Tire, LLC..............................................Back Cover Home Appliance....................................Inside Back Cover Jackie’s Cleaning Service LCC.........................................04 Kauffman’s Country Bakery............................Back Cover Kidron Sports Center.......................................Back Cover

STATISTICS LAND Square Mile.................................................................................423 Number of Farm.......................................................................1510 Average Acreage/Farm.............................................................120 Acres of land in farms.........................................................181,000 Major Commodities...............................................................Dairy Topography................................ Rolling and steep glaciated hills Vegetation..........................................................Mixed oak forests Rivers/Lakes............................. Killbuck Creek, Mohican River, Lake Buckhorn & Odell Lake

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 2000.........................................................................................38,943 2010.........................................................................................41,366

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Life Care Hospice..............................................................19 Millersburg Comupter......................................Back Cover Millersburg Electric..............................Inside Front Cover Millersburg Oil, Inc...........................................................26 Millersburg Tire Service....................................................35 Mt. Hope Bicycle...............................................Back Cover Parts Place of Millersburg................................Back Cover Pomerene Hospital............................................................39 Rural King..........................................................................07 Save & Serve Thrift Store..................................................22 Somewhere Sewing...........................................Back Cover Tope Printing.....................................................Back Cover Traux Printing.....................................................................29 Village Motors...................................................Back Cover University of Akron/Wayne College.................................19 Wayne Garage Door.........................................................12 Western Reserve................................................................23 Wooster Eye Center..........................................................36 Wooster Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine ....................33 Wolf Creek Veterinarian Services....................................35

WORK FORCE Unemployment Rate (2011).................................................. 6.1% Total Labor Force (2011)..................................................... 19,700 Total Employment, all industries........................................ 18,500 Private Wage/Salary Workers................................................71.0%

FAST FACTS * Founded – 1824 * County Seat – Millersburg * Tourism has become a major part of the economy in the past 20 years because of increased interest in the Amish lifestyle. Holmes County now ranks among Ohio’s most popular destinations, and the Ohio Division of Tourism calls the area “Ohio’s top rural destination.”

FAMOUS HOLMES COUNTY NATIVES Atlee Pomerene – US Senator, 1863-1937 George Crile, Sr. – Doctor, founder of The Cleveland Clinic, 1864-1943 Jonathan Chapman – known as “Johnny Appleseed,” 1775-1847 Alta Weiss – first nationally known female baseball player, 1890-1964

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Cincinnati......................................................................... 190 miles Cleveland............................................................................ 80 miles Columbus............................................................................ 84 miles Dayton.............................................................................. 158 miles Detroit.............................................................................. 187 miles Pittsburgh......................................................................... 122 miles Youngstown...................................................................... 105 miles


Holmes County Today: The 2016 Community Guide