Clermont County Historical Society
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 January Meeting
The Society will not meet in January. Our next meeting will be February 2015.
If you have an idea for a PROGRAM for our meetings in 2015, please let us know at Clermonths@aol.com.
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.
Do you struggle to think of gift ideas for friends and family who seem to have everything? Don't panic. We've come to the rescue with unique gifts for people who are hard to buy for. You might even find a few presents you'd like to purchase for yourself.
Visit the General Store for books and other historical items from Clermont County. Please order early as it take a couple weeks for delivery. We are sorry but we are not able to process credit card and only accept checks or money orders.
Another great gift for those hard to buy for is a membership to the Clermont County Historical Society.
1) Receive 10 monthly issues of our 6 page Clermont Historian", with news about current Society happenings, and historical stories of interest.
2) Attend 10 monthly meetings, with guest speaker programs. Normally, Winter meetings are at 12:30 pm. on the 4th Saturdays, Summer meetings at 7:30 pm. on the 3rd Fridays. Consult the "Calendar of Events" page.
3) Shop our General Store and take a 10% discount on all orders.
4) Receive discounts at other associated Ohio Historical Societies.