Holmes was a post office community 6½ miles southeast of Carthage in southeastern Panola County. A post office opened there in 1888, with Benjamin F. Holmes as postmaster. In the early 1890s the settlement had three cotton gins, a blacksmith shop, and an estimated population of seventy. The Holmes post office closed in 1895, and mail was sent to Carthage. A school was operating at Holmes by 1897, when it had an enrollment of twenty-six. By the mid-1930s Holmes was no longer shown on the county highway maps.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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Place type

Holmes is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Sandy Hook)


Latitude: 32.07294250
Longitude: -94.25102950

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated