Historical Markers in
Clermont County, Ohio

1st Regular Baptist Church 25th Anniversary Anderson State Road 1804 Burial Site of Two Unknown Soldiers Capt. Ernest Wagner Park Charles B. Huber Farm Charles B. Huber Home Site Charlie Henry Rich Chilo Lock & Dam #34 Powerhouse Clermont County Bicentennial Marker Dairy House at Harmony Hill Dead Man’s Hand Diana Whitney Dr. John G. Rogers Home & Office Dr. L.T. Pease Home Site Early Settlers Burial Ground Edgington Mound Felicity Underground Railroad Felicity Veterans Memorial First Methodist Church Founding of New Richmond Franklin Chapel Goshen High School Veterans Memorial Goshen School Building Grant Birthplace Grant Memorial Bridge Grassy Run Battlefield Greenlawn Cemetery Harmony Hill 1800 Hartman Log Cabin Henry Clark Corbin Henry Clark Corbin / Colclazer Run Honor Roll 1918 Honoring Goshen School Building In Recognition of 200 Years of Freedom and Dedication Jean DeLannoy Lake Allyn Site Last Indian Battle Little Miami Railroad Locking Through Marcus Sims - Huber Tannery Location Miamiville Milford Milford Bridge Milford GAR Veterans Memorial Morse House Mt. Moriah Mt. Moriah Cemetery Mt. Moriah Veterans Memorial Mt. Zion Chapel / Mt. Zion Cemetery - Lafayette School Neville Veterans Memorial Neville – 1812 New Richmond New Richmond Pearl Harbor Memorial New Richmond VFW Veterans Memorial New Richmond WW I Memorial One-Room Schoolhouses Owensville Village Hall Point Pleasant Point Pleasant Promont Pvt Edgar R. Aston-Medal of Honor Memorial Replacing Chilo Search Lights Spann Stepping Stone Stonelick Covered Bridge The Assistant Lockmaster's House The Chilo Lock and Dam #34 Walking Tour The Flood of 1937 The Garage and Maintenance Shed The Leming House The Little Miami Railroad The Ohio River: Ever Changing The Ramp and Esplande The Ramsey/Paxton Cemetery The Town Square The United States Merchant Marine The Wakerobir The Wood Frame Houses The "Rye" Field and Water Tower Thomas Ashburn Tri-State Warbird Museum U. S. Grant Birthplace U.S. Grant Historic District Ulysses Grant Ulysses Simpson Grant Ulysses Simpson Grant Underground Railroad Site Underground Railroad Site Utopia Water Highways White Pillars Williamsburg Williamsburg Township Cemetery Williamsburg Veterans Memorial
The Ohio River, which forms the state's southern border, played a significant role in the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses used by African American slaves to escape to freedom in the North before the Civil War.
Clermont County, Ohio, is located in the southwestern part of the state, along the banks of the Ohio River. The history of Clermont County dates back thousands of years to the region's Native American inhabitants. Various tribes, including the Shawnee and Miami, lived in the area before the arrival of European settlers.

In the late 18th century, European settlers began to establish permanent settlements in Clermont County. The area was first surveyed by Ebenezer Zane in 1786, and the first permanent settlement, called Losantiville, was founded in 1788. The name was later changed to Cincinnati, which is now a separate county.

As the population in Cincinnati grew, settlers began moving eastward into Clermont County. By the early 19th century, the county's population expanded, and more towns and villages were established. Batavia, the county seat, was founded in 1814.

Clermont County played a significant role in the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses used by enslaved African Americans to escape to free states or Canada. Many abolitionists in the county provided support and shelter to runaway slaves, helping them on their journey to freedom. The county's proximity to the Ohio River made it an ideal location for escaping slaves crossing into the free state of Ohio.

Overall, Clermont County's history is shaped by its Native American roots, early European settlement, and its involvement in the Underground Railroad. Today, the county continues to thrive as a vibrant community with a rich history and a diverse population.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Clermont County, Ohio.

  • December 6, 1800 - Clermont County is founded and established as the eighth county of the Northwest Territory.
  • 1801 - Batavia becomes the county seat of Clermont County.
  • 1811 - William Lytle establishes a village that eventually becomes the city of Milford.
  • 1823 - The village of New Richmond is incorporated.
  • 1824 - Clermont County's first courthouse is constructed in Batavia.
  • 1835 - The village of Owensville is established.
  • 1843 - The village of Williamsburg is incorporated.
  • 1847 - The village of Moscow is incorporated.
  • 1854 - The village of Amelia is incorporated.
  • 1868 - The first train arrives in Batavia, connecting the county to the national rail network.
  • 1873 - The village of Felicity is incorporated.
  • 1886 - The village of Goshen is incorporated.
  • 1891 - The village of Newtonsville is incorporated.
  • 1937 - The Union Township Civic Center, housing the Union Township branch of the Clermont County Public Library, is dedicated.
  • 1999 - The Union Township Veterans Memorial Park is officially dedicated.