Clifton Travel Guide

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Clifton Overview

Clifton began as Devereaux Station during the Civil War, the last train stop for Union troops before crossing Bull Run into the hotly contested Manassas region. Renamed Clifton Station after the war, the small community that developed around the depot became the first incorporated town in Fairfax County in 1902. Strict zoning laws maintain the century-old houses and small town feel of Clifton despite its assimilation into the sprawling suburbs of Washington, D.C.

The old train depot is long gone, but Main Street is lined with restaurants, shops, and historic homes and churches that attract weekend visitors. The Clifton Hotel that once hosted President Teddy Roosevelt has been converted into the upscale Trummer's on Main restaurant while the Clifton General Store has been serving customers since the 1930s. Near the town is the infamous Bunnyman Bridge, the alleged site of a series of gruesome murders in the early twentieth century (an urban legend according to local historians).

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