CLAREMONT (Settled 1762; 1990 population: 13905). Named by Gov Benning Wentworth to honor his cousin, Lord Clare, whose English estate in Surrey was named Claremont Castle. Sullivan County's only city, Claremont was first settled by Moses Spafford and David Lynde, two Connecticut grantees. The oldest areas are west of downtown Claremont whose early development was tied to the water power potential of the Sugar River and along which textile, paper and machinery mills were built, many of which remain today.

View of Pleasant Street from late 1800s-early 1900s

Historic Resources Chapter of the 2017 Master Plan here

History of Claremont here

Historic Resources Inventory here

A Guide to Some Historic Architectural Styles on Claremont here

Central Business District and Lower Village here