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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.


It is with said heart that we report that Rick passed away June 7, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He was a major corner stone in the Clermont Historical Society serving in many capacities from President to the editor of the newsletter. The Society Library and Administration Building displays were coordinated by him. His passion for history and the Society are reflected in the Newsletter and the many other tasks he undertook. He will be sorely missed.

Clermont County Historical Society July Picnic

The Clermont County Historical Society (CCHS) ANNUAL PICNIC will take place on Sunday July 27 at 2pm at the home of Mary Campbell in Point Pleasant on the Ohio River, 1601 Locust St. Her house is across US 52 from the Grant Birthplace. The Society will provide fried chicken. Please bring a covered dish (with food) and your drinks. If you haven't visited the Grant Birthplace recently now is your opportunity.

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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 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.

Stonelick Covered Bridge Collapsed

On Tuesday, February 11, while The Righter Company was working on the rehabilitation project, the bridge collapsed. On Wednesday, February 12, county and state officials met with the contractor to discuss their plan for continuing work on the bridge. Read More

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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