Charm, Ohio

Charm,Ohio in the Heart of World's Largest Amish Settlement
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Welcome to Charm, Ohio

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."

Business 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," written by
Vernon J Miller

Charm Countryview Inn

Guggisberg Swiss Inn

Holmes With A View

Mel & Mary's Cottages

Guggisberg Cheese

Chalet in the Valley Restaurant