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Welcome to Holmes ...

Holmes is located in Dutchess County<1>.

The location of Holmes has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Holmes is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Holmes lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Adding Holmes to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Holmes in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Holmes elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Holmes on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Holmes ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Holmes - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan (2), Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Holmes.

Communities near Holmes ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Holmes.

  • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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    • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Holmes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<5>
  • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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    • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Holmes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
  • Poughkeepsie [Dutchess County]
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    • Poughkeepsie [Dutchess County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Holmes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 44,062 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poughkeepsie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poughkeepsie
  • Yorktown [Westchester County]
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    • Yorktown [Westchester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Holmes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36,269 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorktown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Carmel [Putnam County]
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      • Carmel [Putnam County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Holmes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmel
    • Poughkeepsie [Dutchess County]
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      • Poughkeepsie [Dutchess County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Holmes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 30,515 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poughkeepsie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poughkeepsie<5>
    • East Fishkill [Dutchess County]
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      • East Fishkill [Dutchess County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Holmes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Fishkill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Fishkill
    • Newburgh [Orange County]
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      • Newburgh [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Holmes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,177 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburgh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburgh<5>
    • New Milford [Litchfield County]
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      • New Milford [Litchfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Holmes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Milford
    • Wappinger [Dutchess County]
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      • Wappinger [Dutchess County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Holmes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,716 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wappinger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wappinger

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Holmes. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Holmes.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Holmes. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Holmes.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Holmes. See our Newspapers Page for Holmes.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Holmes ...

Looking for more information about Holmes? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Holmes, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Holmes.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New York

About Dutchess County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Holmes. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dutchess County: www.dutchessny.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Dutchess, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Holmes - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Holmes) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holmes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5234, Longitude: -73.6468       In this case, the coordinates for Holmes have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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