Clairemont

Clairemont is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 380 and State Highway 208, fourteen miles southwest of Jayton and forty-three miles east of Post in central Kent County. The site was established as the county seat on land owned by R. L. Rhomberg when Kent County was organized in 1892. The town was named for Claire Becker, a relative of Rhomberg. A post office was established in December 1892 with Loulah Posey as postmistress. A courthouse and jail were constructed from local red sandstone and completed in 1895. By that time the town had several stores, a bank, a newspaper, and a hotel.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Clairemont is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.16648420
    Longitude
    -100.75261930

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Clairemont by the Numbers

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Pop. Year Source
12 2009 Local Officials