CLERMONT COUNTY OHIO
1895 Map of Ohio
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for Large Map)
Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states
MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS
Clermont County Probate Court
The Heritage Building
76 S. Riverside Dr.
Batavia, OH 45103-2602
Clermont County General Health District
2400 Clermont Center Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Clermont County Public Library
180 South 3rd, Batavia, OH 45103
Clermont County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 394, Batavia, OH 45103
Historic New Richmond, Inc. (Historical Society)
Ross Gowdy House Museum
P.O. Box 2, Richmond, OH 45157
Attn: Hazel Davis
Clermont County is the eighth county to be formed from the old Northwest Territory. It takes its name from a French word meaning "clear mountain". It is a well-watered county located on the Ohio River.
Ulysses S. Grant, the first Ohio-born president was born in Point Pleasant in 1822. Batavia is the county seat of Clermont County.
Dairy products are the main agricultural industry. Other industries include; metals, textiles, machinery, wallpaper, vaults, safe deposit boxes, clocks, lathes, surgical dressings, metal hospital furniture, rustic fencing and synthetic yarns.
Clerk of Courts has divorce records from 1861 & civil court records from 1803.
Batavia, Clermont Co., Ohio
From: Dottie L Miller
Subject: Preservation of Old Books
"I read the following letter and had to finally write. I was going to
someday, but we all know how that day gets put off. This is long but I feel important to your county. I came to Batavia, Clermont Co. , Ohio last July from Oregon.
I found the people there every helpful & polite. The town was very small and quaint, just like my downtown area of Gresham . While walking out side
the courthouse, carrying my Genealogical Forum of Oregon bag, a nice
man (looked like a lawyer) asked if I was doing genealogy. I said "yes"
He said " well, don't go in the courthouse, Go around the side of the
courthouse and you will find a door with no writing on it. Go in and
tell them you would like to see the old books in the basement. The
ladies there had no idea what was down there, It was only storage to
them. They had no idea what genealogy was either :-) WELL, I was
delighted & overwhelmed.
I was looking for an old probate record, but what I found was Tax; Mortgage; Land; Probate and many more records. I'm allergic to dust ,so could only stay about 2 hours before I could no longer breathe. I carried those big books up & down stairs to make copies. I even left alot of dust on the copy machine. I only wish I had a camera like the one they talk about. Please read I go to that basement and save that information!"
The basement full of info needs to be saved and cataloged.
Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
Hixson Plat Maps, Ohio Townships W. W. Hixson & Company, Rockford, Illinois
(These plat maps were published without dates or copyright notice,
but are believed to be from the 1920s and 1930s. The W. W. Hixson
Company published an Ohio Atlas around 1925 with individual County
maps and Township plat maps.)
Vital Statistics (Includes Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Land, Will & Estate Records.) This is an area
that explains where to look for vital records in the state of Ohio.