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Clifton in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historical Clifton

 
 
Historical Clifton Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2008
1. Historical Clifton Marker
Inscription. This historic village was a hub for early Ohio industry and travel. The natural geography of the area provided ideal conditions for the establishment of a variety of mills. Col. Robert Patterson, an ancestor of the founder of National Cash Register in Dayton, John Patterson, chose Clifton for the site of a woolen mill, which furnished material for the American army during the War of 1812. Davis Mill, established in 1802 and in operation today as Clifton Mill, produced meal and flour for Civil War troops. A major stop on the stagecoach trail, "The Accommodation Line," which ran from Springfield to Cincinnati from 1827 to 1840, the village bustled with the commotion of travelers. The once flourishing industry of Clifton faded as railroad traffic bypassed the village and manufacturers left the area.
 
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Village of Clifton, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-29.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 47.839′ N, 83° 49.58′ W. Marker is in Clifton, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of North Street
Historical Clifton Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2008
2. Historical Clifton Marker
(Ohio Route 343) and Jackson Street, on the left when traveling east on North Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clifton OH 45316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clifton Gorge Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clifton Gorge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Orton Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Bryan (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Birch (approx. 1.2 miles away); Erastus Mitchell Birch (approx. 2.5 miles away); Horace Mann (approx. 2.5 miles away); Historic Grinnell Mill (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clifton.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural FeaturesWar of 1812War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 925 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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