Clifton was at the juncture of Farm roads 47 and 2475, seventeen miles northwest of Canton in northwest Van Zandt County. It had a population of fifteen, a seasonal industry, and scattered dwellings by 1936 and a population of twenty-five in 1939, but by 1965 only a single business remained at the townsite. Both the Enterprise and Bright Star newspapers were produced there. No population figures were recorded after 1939.

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Diana J. Kleiner | © TSHA

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Clifton is classified as a Town


Latitude: 32.78290350
Longitude: -95.98274550

Has Post Office


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