From History of Clermont County, Ohio with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches\
of its Prominent Men and Pioneers by J. L. Rockey & Louis H. Everts, 1880
Clermont County, Ohio lies within the Virginia Military District, where Revolutionary War
Soldiers received land in exchange for their military service. Situated on the Ohio River,
the main route to the west, Clermont County is located on a major migration route.
Records are complete from the inception of the county in 1800, three years before
Ohio became a state in 1803. Descendants of Clermont County settlers are scattered
throughout the world.
"No county in Ohio surpasses Clermont in the number and characteristics of
its fine streams and creeks, of which the east fork of the Little Miami is the longest and most
noted. Having its source near the Highland County boundary-line, it flows through Perry
township, in Brown County, and enters Clermont on its eastern boundary-line, in Jackson
township, near Marathon, bears off south, passing through Williamsburg township, borders
upon Tate, winds through the centre of Batavia, bounds upon Union, and, after running into
Miami Township, finally empties itself into the Little Miami, near Milford. From the mouth to
the point it first enters the county is probably twenty miles on a straight line, but, following the
course of the stream, is not less that fifty. On one side or the other in its meandering through
the county spreads out a fine, rich bottom, and sometimes on each, which contain the most
fertile soils in the State and make the best improved farms in the West, particularly adapted
to the production of corn, and now beginning to be planted with tobacco, of which is raised
the brightest leaf. Many of the smaller streams were valuable at an early day for milling
purposes, but as the country was developed, the land cleared, the forests removed, and
the natural outlets for the water opened up, they poured out their waters so rapidly that they
ceased to be reliable for milling, and have most generally long since been abandoned."
Historical Collections of Ohio By Henry Howe Vol. I ©1888, Clermont County.
Histories available at USGenWeb Archives Historical Collections of Ohio
This is a really fun site. Here are a few links that pertain to Clermont County
Black History in Clermont County
Ghosts Trains of Clermont County (PDF)
History Books available through the LDS Family History Centers.