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Clermont County
Founded: December 6, 1800
County Seat: Batavia
Largest city: Milford

Clermont County was established in 1800 and was the eighth County established in the Northwest Territory. The first village in Clermont County was Williamsburg, which was established in 1796. A large number of the early settlers came from Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Virginia. The original county seat was in Williamsburg (originally spelled Williamsburgh), where it remained until 1823. It then moved to New Richmond along the Ohio River for one year before moving to Batavia, where it remains today.

Clermont County played an important role in the Underground Railroad due to it being just across the river from the slave owning states of Kentucky and Virginia. A number of villages in Clermont County gave refuge to slaves, including New Richmond, Moscow, Williamsburg and Bethel. Clermont County was one of the first places that slaves could rest and be safe. A number of Native American tribes called Clermont County home, including the Miami, Delaware, Mingo, Ottawa and Cherokee.
[Source: Wikipedia]

Cities, Towns and Populated Places
Amelia -- Batavia -- Bethel -- Chilo -- Felicity -- Loveland -- Milford -- Moscow -- Neville -- New Richmond
Newtonsville -- Owensville -- Williamsburg -- Cherry Grove -- Day Heights -- Mount Carmel -- Mount Repose -- Mulberry
Summerside -- Withamsville


Townships

Batavia -- Franklin -- Goshen -- Jackson -- Miami -- Monroe -- Ohio -- Pierce
Stonelick -- Tate -- Union -- Washington -- Wayne -- Williamsburg


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Website Updates:
Dec 2014:  obit for COLBY
Sep 2014:  obit for MORRIS
Mar 2014:  WAYLAND obit
Feb 2014: bio for HAMILTON; 1883 Pensioners
Sept 2013:  More of the 1880 history book including Batavia township's history
July 2013: OSBORN obit; Early Marriages; Chapters 8-20 of the 1880 history book; Rev. War pensioners, War of 1812 soldiers; Mexican war soldiers, Civil War Muster rolls
Apr 2013: 1880 history; "Historic Clermont"




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Warren County (north)
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