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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 March Meeting

The CCHS will meet Saturday March 28 @12:30 pm in room S143 , Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia. The featured speaker will be Ron Hill, president of the Clermont County Historical Society For over a year Ron has been photographing the restoration of the Stonelick Covered bridge that was damaged several years ago. Utilizing these photos he will show the progress that has been made on the bridge. He was also explain the history and construction of the historical Howe Truss that was used in the bridge. The meeting is free and open to the public.

If you have an idea for a PROGRAM for our meetings in 2015, 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.

Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas

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.

Membership Benefits
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.

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.



Sat Feb 28 2015-1 PM
Sat Mar 28 2015-12:30 PM
Fri Apr 17 2015-7:30 PM
Fri May 15 2015-7:30 PM
Fri Jun 19 2015-7:30 PM
July Picnic - TBA
Fri Aug 14 2015-7:30 PM - TBA
Fri Sep 18 2015-7:30 PM
Sat OCT 24 20151 PM
Nov No Meeting
Dec No Meeting