By Lynne Garvey-Hodge

The ancient city of Clifton, Virginia, is a fascinating relic of a time prior. This quarter-mile-square city of 225 population has visible little swap because the early twentieth century. Twenty-seven miles from the nation's capital, this little gem of the day gone by is usually overlooked through busy commuters. Clifton used to be initially a local American looking flooring, then a wide plantation, and at last grew to become referred to as Devereux Station, named for J. H. Devereux, overseer of the Union army's railroad development. Harrison Otis settled the following and equipped the good-looking Clifton inn. neighborhood sizzling springs, outlets, lumber undefined, faculties, and church buildings quickly created a thriving, innovative sector of trade. initially named Clifton Station, Clifton was once later integrated in 1902. It used to be the 1st group in Fairfax County with a black Baptist church, electrical energy, and a highschool, and it has hosted viewers as various as Presidents Hayes and Garfield, actress Helen Hayes, First woman Nancy Reagan, and Sleepless in Seattle writer Jeff Arch. Clifton has been and remains to be a gradual, picturesque village.

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