Clifton is at the junction of State Highway 6 and Farm Road 219, thirty-five miles northwest of Waco in southern Bosque County. It was founded in the winter of 1852–53, when the families of Samuel Locker, Monroe Locker, Frank Kell, and T. A. McSpadden settled in the vicinity. The town was named Cliff Town after the limestone cliffs that surround it. Over the years the name was altered to Clifton. The site was originally on the banks of Clear Branch. The Masonic hall and a log schoolhouse were the first public buildings. The post office was established in 1859. The First Presbyterian Church of Clifton was organized in 1861 and is the oldest church in continuous service in the county. The Baptists built the first church building in Clifton in 1884–85. After the Civil War J. Stinnett built a flour mill that was powered by the Bosque River. It was replaced in 1868 by a limestone mill, which was eventually converted to the electric power plant that provided the first electricity for Clifton homes. A three-story school known as Rock School was built around 1870 and served the community for more than twenty years. In 1893 a new building was constructed on property donated to the Clifton school system.
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Clifton by the Numbers
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|3,465||2020||United States Census Bureau|
|3,562||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,442||2010||United States Census Bureau|
|3,542||2000||United States Census Bureau|
|3,195||1990||United States Census Bureau|
|3,063||1980||United States Census Bureau|
|2,578||1970||United States Census Bureau|
|2,335||1960||United States Census Bureau|
|1,837||1950||United States Census Bureau|
|1,732||1940||United States Census Bureau|
|1,367||1930||United States Census Bureau|
|1,327||1920||United States Census Bureau|
|1,137||1910||United States Census Bureau|