Clermont County

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Clermont

Clermont County is the French name for “clear mountain”.

 

Created:  December 8, 1800

County Seat: 

Williamsburg      1800 – 1817

New Richmond   1817 – 1824

Batavia               1824 – present

 

County Courthouse – Batavia 

 

Location:  270 East Main Street / North 3rd Street

Built:  1996 – 1998

Style:  Modern / Federal and Greek Revival

Architect:  Steinkamp, Steinkamp & Hampton

Contractor:  Hemmer Industries, Inc. of Florence, Kentucky

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The southwest front has a portico with four white columns rising to a pediment at the roof line.  On the roof of the portico is a high white cupola. A narrow horizontal band runs above the first story. The roof is sloped. The building is connected to the old courthouse on the west side.

 

Old County Courthouse – Batavia 

 

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Location: 270 East Main Street / North Market Street

Built:  1935 – 1936

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Hunt and Allen

Contractor:   Varous trades

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped ground in the center of the city. The southwest front has a projecting center section with four large vertical columns rising to a wide header. The second story has large windows. The building adjoins the new courthouse on the southeast side. The engineer during construction was Carl H Rush.

 

Note:  The following bids were awarded for the construction of the courthouse

Cut Stone – Swenson Company of Bloomington, Indiana

Terrazzo – Cassini Mosaic and Title Company of Cincinnati

Marble – D Siewers Marble Company of Cincinnati

Iron & Steel – Reliance Art Metal, Inc.

Millwork – Elliott Lumber Company of Danville

Steel Buck and Doors – Durbrow and Otte

Flooring – United General Flooring Company

Hardware – J H Schroder Company

Plumbing & Heating – M J Gibbons Supply Company

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1824. The second and present old courthouse was constructed at a cost of $96,505 in 1936.

 

County Administration – Batavia 

 

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Location:  76 South River Drive / Main Street

Built:  1993 – 1995

Style:  Modern / Greek Revival

Architect:  Steinkamp & Steinkamp

Contractor:   Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city to the north of the courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Warren County

E – Brown County

S – Bracken County, Kentucky and Pendelton County, Kentucky

W – Campbell County, Kentucky and Hamilton County

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2012