Holmes County Information

Bonifay is the County Seat for Holmes County!  Bonifay was given its name from a prominent family that had a brick making factory in Pensacola, Florida. Frank Bonifay, the man behind the town's name, bought a stake in the L&N, now CSX, Railroad. The county's namesake is a point of debate. Holmes Creek - the county's eastern boundary - bore that name before the county was created, but it was originally named Weekaywehatchee (a Creek Indian name meaning "spring creek"). One claim is that the county was named for Thomas J. Holmes, who came from North Carolina to settle in the area about 1830. Another is that it is named after Holmes, an American Indian chief who settled in the area with his band of Red Stick Creek Indians after 1814. He was subsequently killed in 1818 by a raiding party sent by Andrew Jackson during the First Seminole War.

 

Below is more information about Holmes County including:
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  • Important Landmarks

  • Directions to the Courthouse

  • Lodging Information

  • Transportation

  • Dining (if Available)

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