Historical Clifton

Historical Clifton (HM828)

Location: Yellow Springs, OH 45387 Greene County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.839', W 83° 49.58'

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This historic village was a hub for early Ohio industry and travel. The natural geography of the area provided ideal conditions for the establishment of a variety of mills. Col. Robert Patterson, an ancestor of the founder of National Cash Register in Dayton, John Patterson, chose Clifton for the site of a woolen mill, which furnished material for the American army during the War of 1812. Davis Mill, established in 1802 and in operation today as Clifton Mill, produced meal and flour for Civil War troops. A major stop on the stagecoach trail, "The Accommodation Line," which ran from Springfield to Cincinnati from 1827 to 1840, the village bustled with the commotion of travelers. The once flourishing industry of Clifton faded as railroad traffic bypassed the village and manufacturers left the area.
HM NumberHM828
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number5-29
Year Placed2002
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Village of Clifton, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 258015 N 4409083
Decimal Degrees39.79731667, -83.82633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.839', W 83° 49.58'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 50.34" N, 83° 49' 34.80" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15 Clay St, Yellow Springs OH 45387, US
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