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Clermont County Historical Society

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Welcome to the Clermont County Historical Society. We strive to preserve and interpret Clermont County, Ohio's history. CCHS has the unique role of being the keeper of the County's memories and heritage. Founded in 1958, we have been active for over 50 years. We are a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. Please explore this website, and feel free to reach out to us, please Contact Us.

Clermont County Historical Society October Meeting

The Clermont County Historical Society will meet Saturday October 25 @ 12:30 PM in room S143, Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia. The featured speaker will be Jeffrey Wilson. His lecture will be on THE EAST FORK or "GRIDIRON " EARTHWORKS REDISCOVERED. Jeff was instrumental in locating this earthworks in Clermont County. He has a deep interest in pre-historic cultures and is a volunteer at the Serpent Mound State Park. The meeting is free and open to the public.

If you have an idea for a PROGRAM for our meetings in 2014, please let us know at

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Batavia, Ohio

Batavia is the county seat of Clermont County, Ohio. Established in 1814, Batavia became the seat of government in 1824, although Ezekiel Dimmit constructed the first cabin in the future town in 1797. The community grew slowly, having only 537 residents in 1840. By 1880, Batavia had 1,015 residents. Three newspapers, three churches, one bank, one carriage manufacturer, and one shoe factory existed in the community.

The Batavia photo album contains historic Batavia, Ohio photos.


The public is invited to get into the "spirit" of Halloween by joining the Williamsburg Harmony Hill Association as they present well known historian Richard Crawford telling "Ghost Stories of Clermont county". Crawford is the author of the book "Uneasy Spirits". The program is free and will be held on Saturday October 4th at 4pm at the Harmony Hill Crriage House, 299 South Third Street, rain or shine. Everyone is encouraged to bring a lawn chair and Halloween costumes are welcome. The Williamsburg Boy Scout Troop #84 will be serving "treats" during the program. For additional information call 513-724-7824 or 513 724-7790.

Mission Statement

To preserve, protect, and promote the historical heritage of Clermont County, Ohio for the betterment, enlightenment and well-being of its citizens by: Actively collecting and preserving historical records, documents, photographs and artifacts and making them available to the public; Disseminating information through interpretive exhibits, presentations, and publications to schools, civic organizations, local government, and the public; Encouraging the preservation of buildings, monuments, and sites of historical value; Cooperating with other historical societies and organizations having purposes in keeping with those of this Society.

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First Sat; 1-4 pm. 299 S. Third Street, Willamsburg.

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