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Batavia, Ohio
Looking east along Main Street
Looking east along Main Street
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Location of Batavia, Ohio
Location of Batavia, Ohio
Location of Batavia in Clermont County
Location of Batavia in Clermont County
Batavia, Ohio is located in Ohio
Batavia, Ohio
Batavia, Ohio
Location in Ohio
Batavia, Ohio is located in the United States
Batavia, Ohio
Batavia, Ohio
Location in the United States
Batavia, Ohio is located in North America
Batavia, Ohio
Batavia, Ohio
Location in North America
Country United States
State Ohio
County Clermont
Township Batavia
Settled Fall 1797
Platted October 24, 1814
Incorporated February 10, 1842
 • Total 2.97 sq mi (7.70 km2)
 • Land 2.91 sq mi (7.54 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
594 ft (181 m)
 • Total 1,509
 • Estimate 
 • Density 680.98/sq mi (262.92/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code 513
FIPS code 39-04150
GNIS feature ID 1037672

Batavia ( -tay-VEE) is a village in and the county seat of Clermont County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,509 at the 2010 census.


Batavia corporation limit sign

Batavia is located at 39°4′38″N 84°10′45″W / 39.07722°N 84.17917°W / 39.07722; -84.17917 (39.077332, -84.179160).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.62 square miles (4.20 km2), of which 1.59 square miles (4.12 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water. It is surrounded by Batavia Township.


Batavia is on Ohio State Route 32, also known as the Appalachian Highway, a major east–west highway that connects Interstate 275 and the Cincinnati area to the rural counties of Southern Ohio. State Routes Ohio State Route 132 and 222 also pass through Batavia's downtown area.

The Clermont Transportation Connection provides daily bus service to downtown Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Eastern Railroad (CCET) passes through Batavia.


Clermont County Courthouse

Batavia was surveyed on May 28, 1788, by Captain Francis Minnis, John O'Bannon, Nicholas Keller, Archelus Price, and John Ormsley. Virginian Ezekiel Dimmitt became the area's first settler in the fall of 1797. George Ely purchased the Minnis survey in 1807 and platted the town on October 24, 1814, possibly naming it after Batavia, New York. The Clermont County seat moved from New Richmond to Batavia on February 24, 1824. Batavia finally incorporated as a village on February 10, 1842.

The Norfolk and Western Railway stopped at Batavia from March 1877 to April 1971. The Cincinnati, Georgetown and Portsmouth Railroad, an interurban railroad, also ran through town from 1903 to 1934. Norfolk Southern can sometimes roll through Batavia about 3 times a day.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 208
1830 426 104.8%
1840 350 −17.8%
1850 400 14.3%
1860 500 25.0%
1870 827 65.4%
1880 1,015 22.7%
1890 953 −6.1%
1900 1,029 8.0%
1910 1,034 0.5%
1920 1,088 5.2%
1930 1,119 2.8%
1940 1,320 18.0%
1950 1,445 9.5%
1960 1,729 19.7%
1970 1,894 9.5%
1980 1,896 0.1%
1990 1,700 −10.3%
2000 1,617 −4.9%
2010 1,509 −6.7%
2019 (est.) 1,983 31.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,509 people, 629 households, and 411 families living in the village. The population density was 949.1 inhabitants per square mile (366.4/km2). There were 713 housing units at an average density of 448.4 per square mile (173.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.6% White, 3.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 629 households, of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.7% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the village was 37.7 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

Media and attractions

WOBO-FM broadcasts from Batavia at 88.7 MHz. The Clermont Sun has published weekly from Batavia since 1828. The Tri-State Warbird Museum is located at the Clermont County Airport in Batavia.


Batavia was home to Ford Motor Company's Batavia Transmission plant until it closed in 2009 under a corporate plan called "The Way Forward". Batavia anchored an industrial area that also includes rollercoaster manufacturer Clermont Steel Fabricators.


Clermont UC East
UC East at the former Batavia Transmission plant

University of Cincinnati Clermont College, a regional campus of the University of Cincinnati, is in Batavia. UC Clermont's satellite campus, UC East, operates out of the administrative offices of the former Ford plant. Due to declining enrollment at UC Clermont, UC East was closed and is vacated as of 2020.

Batavia and the surrounding township belongs to the Batavia Local School District. The village annexed its only high school, Batavia High School, in 2012.

Batavia has a public library, a branch of the Clermont County Public Library.

Notable people

The following notable people have lived in Batavia:

  • Audrey Bolte – beauty queen, 2012 Miss Ohio USA
  • Charlie Case – baseball player, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Reader W. Clarke – lawyer, Whig newspaper publisher, and Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Lieutenant General Henry Clark Corbin – Army officer, Adjutant General of the U.S. Army
  • William Howard – soldier, lawyer, and Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • George W. Hulick – teacher, lawyer, soldier, judge, and Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Josephine Johnson – novelist, 1935 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner
  • Charles Cyrus Kearns – lawyer, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Staff Sergent Keith Matthew Maupin – Army soldier captured in Iraq in 2004, whose death was not confirmed until 2008
  • Jonathan D. Morris – lawyer, Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Earl Mossor – baseball player, Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Bill Mussey – journalist and Republican member of the Ohio General Assembly
  • Hugh L. Nichols – politician and judge, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio and Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
  • Joel Peckham – poet
  • Julius Penn  – U.S. Army brigadier general in World War I
  • Gene Schott – baseball player, Cincinnati Reds
  • Joe Smith – baseball player, Houston Astros
  • Philip Bergen Swing – United States federal judge, S.D. Ohio
  • Murray Thurston Titus – Christian missionary to India

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