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The population of Clermont is approximately 716 (2001), 632 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 251 (1990), 276 (2010).

The amount of land area in Clermont is 2.838 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Clermont to Washington DC is 851 miles. The distance to the Iowa state capital is 143 miles. (as the crow flies)
Clermont is positioned 43.00 degrees north of the equator and 91.65 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Clermont location: in northeast Iowa along the banks of the Turkey River. Here is a map page for the area.

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Clermont history:

Here is an informative history page for Clermont. Clermont was first spelled Claremont. In 1851, the town was laid out by John Thompson and C.D. Carlton. It wasn't officially platted until 1855. When Thompson bought his his partner, he wanted to rename the town Norway but the local residents greatly objected. Thompson relented and the name reverted back to the first spelling of Claremont. Finally on 15 July 1856, it was recorded by the legislature as Clermont. It was incorporated on 16 August 1875 as a town.

Clermont enjoyed a thriving brickmaking industry in the second half of the nineteenth century. They were so famous for their brick, the town earned the name the "Brick City."

Montauk was the home of Iowa's 12th governor, William Larrabee. He was the first governor to serve in the new capital building in Des Moines, previously located in Iowa City. For more information on the former governor and other Clermont history, see the above history page.
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Clermont attractions:

Montauk - Home of Iowa's 12th Governor William Larrabee

Abraham Lincoln Statue and Park - Erected in 1902 in memory of the soldiers and sailors of the Civil War

Larrabee School - Larrabee school is a monument to Governor William Larrabee's concept of the "Ideal School" It was erected in 1912-1913

The Village Blacksmith - Burkard Regiel came to Clermont from Germany in 1929 and began practice here and continued 53 years

Union Sunday School - The Union Sunday School was built in 1863 and has a Kimball organ that is 20-ft. long, 11-ft. deep, and 7-1/2 ft. high

Episcopal Church - The Church of the Saviour was built in 1867 as a gift from Mrs. Frances Vinton of Providence, R.I. in memory of a son and daughter who died in youth.

Henderson Statue - Colonel David B. Henderson was a member of the United States House of Representatives where he was Speaker of the House in 1899 and 1901

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