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Welcome to Clifton Forge ...

The town of Clifton Forge is primarily located in Alleghany County<1>. A portion of Clifton Forge extends into Clifton Forge City.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clifton Forge has a population of 3,494 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Clifton Forge.

Clifton Forge is 1,110 feet [338 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Clifton Forge lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Clifton Forge is located in the (540) area code.

Websites for Clifton Forge ...

Official Website: www.cliftonforge.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clifton Forge had an population of 3,494 people. This is a decrease of 10.04% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clifton Forge had a population of 3,884 people (or 23.9% of the total population of Alleghany County). This makes Clifton Forge the county's most populous community.

The population of Clifton Forge represents 0.05% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 72nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,884 people, the population of Clifton Forge decreased 9.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,289 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Clifton Forge.

Communities Also Named Clifton Forge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Clifton Forge - it's located in North Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Clifton Forge.

Communities near Clifton Forge ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Clifton Forge.

  • Covington [Covington City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
    • Covington [Covington City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Clifton Forge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,639 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<6>
  • Glen Wilton [Botetourt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Wilton
    • Glen Wilton [Botetourt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Clifton Forge
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Wilton
  • Griffith [Alleghany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffith
    • Griffith [Alleghany County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Clifton Forge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffith have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
  • Haden [Botetourt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haden
    • Haden [Botetourt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Clifton Forge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haden have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haden
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Carloover [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carloover
      • Carloover [Bath County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Clifton Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carloover
    • Rich Patch [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Patch
      • Rich Patch [Alleghany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Clifton Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Patch
    • Healing Springs [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Healing Springs
      • Healing Springs [Bath County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Clifton Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Healing Springs
    • Greenwood [Bath County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Bath County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Clifton Forge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mitchelltown [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchelltown
      • Mitchelltown [Bath County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Clifton Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchelltown
    • Salisbury [Botetourt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Botetourt County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Clifton Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clifton Forge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Clifton Forge.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clifton Forge. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Clifton Forge.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clifton Forge. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Clifton Forge.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clifton Forge ...

Looking for more information about Clifton Forge? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Clifton Forge, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Clifton Forge.

Adding Clifton Forge to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Clifton Forge in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Clifton Forge was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Clifton Forge on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Clifton Forge on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Clifton Forge: www.cliftonforge.org/

The official website for Alleghany County: www.co.alleghany.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Alleghany, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clifton Forge.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clifton Forge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Clifton Forge) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clifton Forge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clifton ForgeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clifton Forge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8170, Longitude: -79.8242    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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