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125th Anniversary
The City of Claremont is planning a year of celebrations for our Quasquicentennial Year. This 125th year the City looks to showcase our progress and highlight not only our history but our current growth and diversity.

Events already planned to celebrate the 125th Anniversary are: a “Grand Celebration” on August 4th with activities all day followed by fireworks in the city park, a “Quasquicentennial Beard Competition” to conclude at the annual Christmas Parade, a “Claremont History, and Education” program put on by Claremont Elementary, and much more to be announced throughout the year. Multiple community organizations also plan to contribute to the commemoration.

"I am honored to be Mayor of the City of Claremont during this historic year of our 125th anniversary”, quoted our Mayor, Shawn R. Brown. “I like to think the founding fathers of our city and the very first Mayor, John D. Kelly, would be pleased 
with the growth and progress we have experienced since Claremont was incorporated as a municipality in 1893. Many things have changed since the humble beginnings of our city and at that time I'm sure no one could have imagined the diverse, thriving and economically vibrant city we now enjoy. The City of Claremont is a pillar of Catawba County and, as demonstrated by our various industries, has a worldwide reach with products produced right here."

125th Anniversary novelty items will be available to purchase throughout the year at City Hall and City events! These items will include t-shirts, polos, hats, and tumblers. 2018 one-page event calendars are available at City Hall to pick up at no charge. 

Visit the City’s Facebook page,, and website,, throughout the year to learn more about our 125th Anniversary. If you have questions or would like to be involved in the Quasquicentennial contact Kara Miller at or 828-466-7170.

Let’s celebrate Claremont!

Whether you were in attendance or not at the amazing fireworks display and evening activities for the City of Claremont 125th Anniversary Grand Celebration, you should take some time to read this spee
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