Holmes County

Holmes County is located in Northwest Florida in the Panhandle bordering Alabama and Washington, Jackson and Walton Counties.

Holmes County was established in 1848 from portions of Walton and Jackson counties and named for Holmes Creek, the county's eastern boundary. Holmes is thought to be derived either from an Indian chieftain with the given name Holmes or from Thomas J. Holmes, a settler from North Carolina. 

Holmes County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
18,564
Population - 2010
19,927
Population - 2015 Est
19,902
Land Area (sq mi)
479
Water Area (sq mi)
10
Total Area (sq mi)
489
Average Rainfall
57
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
53

Official Listings

Holmes County School District is headquartered in Ponce Inlet, Florida and serves over 3,000 students.

The Holmes County Public Library is located in Bonifay, Florida. It is part of the Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System which also serves Calhoun and Jackson Counties.