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Griffin Yeatman Award

The Hamilton County Recorder's Office is looking for outstanding people and projects in Hamilton County to recognize with our annual Griffin Yeatman Historical Achievement Award.


The Hamilton County Recorder's Office created The Griffin Yeatman Award in 1994 as an annual award. It recognizes the citizens and groups of Hamilton County who volunteer their time and services to preserving and promoting the history of Hamilton County. The award also recognizes those people who work to help others understand historic preservation and promote public interest.


The Griffin Yeatman Award is presented for excellence in historical preservation, research, or achievement which has contributed to the preservation of buildings, sites, structures and objects pertaining to Hamilton County's history.

Please respond by May 31 and limit submission to five (5) pages of documentation.
Nomination forms can be downloaded in PDF format: click here.

Send your application that contains all of the requested information by e-mail to facilitate the application process, or you may choose to send the application by U.S. Mail.

For more information, contact:

    David M. Pittinger
    Chief of Staff
    Hamilton County Recorder's Office
    138 East Court Street, Suite 209
    Cincinnati, OH 45202

    Phone: 513-946-4573


Griffin Yeatman was a Cincinnati pioneer and the Hamilton County Recorder from 1828 thru 1835. He ran the "Square and Compass" tavern inn which was visited by many famous guests among them Lafayette, George Roger Clark, Andrew Jackson and Aaron Burr.

Griffin Yeatman was the first Hamilton County Recorder to be elected by the citizens of Hamilton County.

For a list of previous winners, please click here.
For a nomination form, please click here: Nomination form in PDF format.

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