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Welcome to Clifton Forge ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Clifton Forge, you might consider that their post office opened in 1830.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Clifton Forge has a population of 3,494 people<2> (see below for details).
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 (with 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 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.
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Clifton Forge was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>
We also found Clifton Forge in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Clifton Forge.
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/
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