A small village in southeastern Holmes County.
Springing up at a rural country crossroad in a farming area of early German (Clark) Township, the town has been situated with
a populous Amish community since infancy. From the initial business of a blacksmith shop, ca 1840, along an aged Indian trail,
a town developed to become known as Stevenson. After the establishment of a post office in 1885 its name was changed to Charm.
Throughout most of the town's years of existence it has been known by its nickname of "Putschtown," meaning "a small clump."
activities have always been very prominent in the small village, and have been more extensive in proportion to the population.
Much of the business in the hamlet was of local trade until the 1970s and 1980s. At this time great steps of change took place,
primarily that of a progressive building material center, along with the advancement of tourism in Holmes County. Charm has
in no way escaped this increasing flow of visitors and businesses have responded accordingly.
Being unique, Charm has always been of service
to the community and visitors, who marvel at it's homey atmosphere, its picturesque countryside, and its Amish lifestyle,
reminiscent of American life a century ago. For these reasons, people of different walks of life have found the small country
town a "Charm."
Charm Businesses wishes to acknowledge & thank the book
"Historical Album of Charm, Ohio,"
Vernon J Miller