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Clifton

Chili Town, Monroe County, NY

Historic Hamlet

Clifton, the oldest settlement, was once the most important. Gristmills, sawmills, distilleries, and a plaster mill for ground rock gave employment to many people. The invasion of railroads to the north drew activity away from Clifton and left it a tiny settlement at the end of the road dreaming of its past. [1]

  1. Federal Writers Project, Works Progress Administration, State of New York, Rochester and Monroe County, American Guide Series, Genesee Book Club of Rochester, Scrantom's, Rochester, 1937

Street Names
Clifton Road • Wheatland Center Road