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 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.
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 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