Clifton Forge (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy

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United States
Virginia
Clifton Forge (Independent City)
Clifton Forge, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Founded 1906
Website http://www.cliftonforgeva.gov/
 

County Information

Description

The Town of Clifton Forge is located in the Southwestern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. William Lyle Alexander of Lexington owned a forge in the Rainbow Gorge near Iron Gate, and he named the forge “Clifton” in honor of his father’s estate in Lexington[1].

Courthouse

For additional records, see Alleghany County.

History

Parent County

1906--Clifton Forge was created in 1906 from Alleghany County. [2]

Societies and Libraries

Websites

References

  1. https://www.cliftonforgeva.gov/about/history/
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).