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CLIFTON, TEXAS

The "Norwegian Capital of Texas"

Bosque County, Central Texas North

3146'49"N 9734'51"W (31.780275, -97.580825)
Hwy 6 and FM 1991, 219, and 708
12 miles S of Meridian the county seat
78 miles S of Fort Worth via I-35 and Hwy 22
28 miles SW of Hamilton
35 miles NW of Waco
Population: 3,392 Est. (2016)
3,442 (2010) 3,542 (2000) 3,195 (1990)

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Clifton TX - Downtown Scene
Downtown Clifton
Photo courtsy William Beauchamp, July 2009
History in a Pecan Shell
A timeline of significant events in Clifton's history:


1852-53
: Clifton is founded and is originally named Cliff Town after local limestone bluffs.
1859: The post office is granted.
1866: A flour mill is built that is replaced in 1868
1870: A three-story school known as Rock School is built.
1880: The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway comes one mile south of town.
1890- 1892: Clifton serves as the Bosque County seat.
1893: New school is built.
1895: The Clifton Record, the town's first newspaper is published.
1896: Clifton Lutheran College, later known as Clifton College, opens.
1901: Clifton is incorporated
1904: The population reaches 204
1906: A large fire destroys much of Clifton's business district.
1907: The Clifton Volunteer Fire Department is organized.

Clifton, Texas Landmarks / Attractions

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Photographer's Note:
A fun little town to explore. Good bridge to photograph. The Cliftex Theatre looks to have been restored since the pic you have was taken. Found one side street in town that still had rings to tie your horse up to. As you can tell we had lot's of fun walking these towns on our 4 day trip. - William Beauchamp
  • Bosque Memorial Museum: 301 South Avenue Q

  • Bosque County Conservatory of Fine Arts: The former main building of Clifton College
  • Clifton TX - Cliftex Theatre today
    Cliftex Theatre today. More Texas Theatres
    Photo courtsy William Beauchamp, July 2009
    Cliftex Theater Clifton Texas old photlo
    Cliftex Theater in 1993.
    More Texas Then & Now

    Photo courtesy Billy Smith
    Clifton TX - Clifton College Building
    Clifton College Building
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    rtsy William Beauchamp, July 2009
    Clifton TX - 1895 Anderson  Building
    The 1895 Anderson Building
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
    Clifton TX - Stepped On Since 1906
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
    More Pitted Dates
    Clifton TX - Side Walk Horse Tie RIngs
    Horse rings on the sidewalk
    Photo courtsy William Beauchamp, July 2009
    Clifton TX - Old Feed Mill
    The old feed mill
    Photo courtsy William Beauchamp, July 2009
    Clifton TX - Grain Elevator
    Photo courtsy William Beauchamp, July 2009
    More Texas Grain Elevators
    Clifton TX - Trains Still Come Through
    Trains still come through
    Photo courtsy William Beauchamp, July 2009
    Clifton, Texas Nearby Destinations
  • Whipple Truss Bridge
    A Texas Historical Landmark, built in 1884 by Wrought Iron Bridge Company.

  • Norse
    For those interested in Norwegian immigrants and their life in Texas, nearby Norse (FM 219 and North on FM 182) has the most history. The graveyard of Our Savior's Lutheran Church has the grave of Cleng Peerson, the "Father of Norwegian immigration".

  • Lake Whitney State Park
    Along the eastern shore of Lake Whitney.

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  • Clifton Tourtist Information
    Clifton Chamber of Commerce: 115 N Avenue D
    254-675-3720
    Website: www.clifton.centraltx.com
    Clifton TX  - 1884 Clfton Whipple Truss Bridge
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, July 2009
    The 1884 Clifton Whipple Truss Bridge

    Take a road trip

    Bosque, Texas Nearby Towns:
    Meridian the county seat
    Waco | Hamilton
    Dallas | Fort Worth
    See Bosque County | Central Texas North

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