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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 August Meeting

The Clermont County Historical Society will meet Friday August 15@ 7:30 PM in room S143, Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia. Our featured speaker will be Ron Hill, who will discus the RAILROADS OF CLERMONT COUNTY from the first Railroad, The Little Miami, to our current ones. Ron is the president of the historical society and a railroad buff. He has written several articles on the subject. 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 Clermonths@aol.com.

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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.

BATAVIA BICENTENNIAL

The Village of Batavia will be celebrating its bicentennial on August 8-10, 2014. Activities will include a parade, fireworks, historic house tour, historic memorabilia display and music on Main Street to name a few. To kick-off the celebration the Bicentennial Committee has been featuring articles on Batavia history weekly in the Clermont Sun since October 2013. These articles will ultimately be made into a book. For more information contact 513-732-2020.
BATAVIA BICENTENNIAL SCHEDULE - PDF Format


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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CCHS SCHEDULE 2014

Open House

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

FEB. 1, 2014
MAR. 1, 2014
APRIL 5, 2014
MAY 3, 2014
JUNE 7, 2014
JULY 5, 2014
AUG 2, 2014
SEPT. 6, 2014
OCT. 4, 2014
NOV. 1, 2014
DEC. 6, 2014

MEETINGS

FEB. 22, 2014 SAT
MAR 15, 2014 SAT
APRIL 18, 2014 FRI
MAY 16, 2014 FRI
JUNE 20, 2014 FRI
JULY PICNIC - July 27
AUG 15, 2014 FRI
SEPT 19, 2014 FRI
OCT. 25, 2014 SAT
NOV NO MEETING
DEC. NO MEETING