Claremont High School built in the late 1800's. Photo in 1907.
Downtown Claremont in 1911, currently the Pub, Post office, VFW and Bank.
Claremont Creamery in 1920.
1910 street view of Claremont. The State Bank of Claremont is now the City Hall.

Our History

Claremont, first settled in September 1854, organized May 11, 1858, was named for the town of Claremont, N.H., where several of its settlers came, including George Hitchcock, its first postmaster. The city of Claremont in section 28 was incorporated on March 22, 1878, and again on June 11, 1898, separating from the township on May 15, 1914. It had a station of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway and a post office since 1856.
Claremont was a station on the West & St. Paul railroad. It was a village of 300 inhabitants on the Zumbro River, near the center of Dodge County and about 16 miles from Mantorville. The town had several windmills that were operated by a stock company. The Presbyterian Church and grade school are located in the original
place of settlement in 1866. Claremont originally exported butter,
eggs, and other farm produce. Claremont had semi-weekly stage to
Rice Lake and Ellington, with mail running daily east and west by rail.
Today, Claremont is an agricultural town of about 600 people. Claremont sends students to Triton Public Schools which also takes students from Dodge Center and West Concord. Claremont is surrounded by farmland with its main exports being corn and soybeans. The city is growing and offers many opportunities to future residents and businesses. Please check out more about Claremont History on our Fire Department page under History and Photos.