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.
Region: Northwest Florida Region
County Seat: Bonifay