Clifton, Tennessee

Clifton, located in the northwest corner of Wayne County, sits on a bluff overlooking a section of the Tennessee River known as Horseshoe Bend. Clifton's largest and most popular event is the Horseshoe Bend Festival held every September.

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A ferry service across the mighty river was first established in the area in 1818 and later moved to "downtown" Clifton where it continued operation until 1998. There has always been a special bond between the river and the town. Today, Main Street, lined with quaint shops and businesses, ends at a public observation area overlooking the river.

A Tennessee Civil War Trails marker titled "Forrest Crosses Tennessee River" sits next to the observation area.

The population of Clifton was 2,699 at the 2000 census.

Clifton, Tennessee Featured Points of Interest

Things to See and Do

  • T.S. Stribling Museum - The T.S. Stribling Museum is the home of Pulitzer Prize winner T.S. Stribling who was born on March 4, 1881, in Clifton.
  • Tennessee River Memorial Park - Downtown memorial park overlooking historic Tennessee River crossing site.
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