Place:Clifton Forge, Alleghany, Virginia, United States

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NameClifton Forge
Alt namesClifton Forge Citysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Clifton Forge Independent Citysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCity or town
Coordinates37.82°N 79.823°W
Located inAlleghany, Virginia, United States
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Clifton Forge is a town in Alleghany County, Virginia, United States which is part of the Roanoke Region. The population was 3,884 at the 2010 census. The Jackson River flows through the town, which as a result was once known as Jackson's River Station.

Clifton Forge was an independent city during the 2000 census. However, in 2001, Clifton Forge gave up its city status and reverted to a town. In previous decades, the railroad was a major employer. Clifton Forge is known for its mountain views and clear streams. It is home to one of the original six state parks of Virginia, Douthat State Park, built during Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

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