Clifton Forge High School Alumni Association


Clifton Forge High School Classes of the 70’s & 80’s
will be the honored guests  Saturday night August 17th

 CFHS Alumni Weekend August 16th, 17th & 18th  begins Friday August 16th with a social at the Clifton Forge School of the Arts.  Saturday activities include an Alumni Golf tournament and a Kayak Float in the morning;
 a social Saturday afternoon at The Red Lantern Inn for Classes of the 60’s; Social & Dinner Saturday evening in The Mill; and a picnic at CFHS on Sunday honoring the Classes of the 30’s & 40’s. 
All Alumni & Friends are invited to attend all of the events.
For more information call go to the calendar page or  958-5312 or 958-8689







Arcadia Book published about the history of Clifton Forge
The book was coauthored by Josephine Dellinger and Rick Tabb on behalf of the Clifton Forge Woman's Club and the C&O Historical Society and is a pictorial history of Clifton Forge. These would make a great Christmas or Birthday gift for someone from Clifton Forge. If you are interested in ordering a book, use the contact page to send a message and let us know.
Scenic, busy, friendly--Clifton Forge has greeted visitors with this motto for over 60 years.
It was originally named Williamson after the founding family who settled here as pioneers in the early 1800s. For a time, it was the center of the iron ore industry in Virginia. By 1857, the railroad had found its way here, and when the village became a town in 1884, it adopted the name Clifton Forge from a nearby iron furnace. It was a strategic location on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, which developed a large railroad yard and locomotive and repair shops.
It was a classic railroad boomtown and was a thriving community until the shops closed in the late 1980s. Today, Clifton Forge remains a strong community of proud citizens and is undergoing renewal and revitalization that focuses on its rich natural beauty and railroad and architectural heritage.
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