- Amish Country
Berlin Ohio is one of the oldest villages in Holmes County dating back to 1816 when John Swigert plotted out the town with 108 lots along 2 streets. John Swigert was originally from Berlin, Germany, but he wouldn't name the new town Berlin until another settler arrived, this time from Berlin, Pennsylvania. It must have seemed like a sign from God, plus to Swigert, this prominent Ohio location seemed to him to be much like the geography of his beloved Berlin, Germany.
When visiting Holmes County, a good place to start is in Berlin. The Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center in Berlin will give visitors a good cultural orientation about the areas major religious groups.
Business activities have always been very prominent in the small village of Charm. Charm has in no way escaped this increasing flow of visitors and local businesses have responded accordingly. Charm Merchant Days on the Friday and Saturday of the 2nd weekend of October.
Named for its founder Jacob Frederick, Frederick, Ohio is located on the outer region of Amish Country in Wayne County. It is perhaps best known as being home to Mrs. Miller's Homemade Noodles.