NAME: Clifford Eight
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime
Clifford was about one mile north of the
villiage of Colp. There is nothing to do there except drive through,the
old town of Clifford is gone.The old railroad right-of-way is still evident.the
mine site has been cleaned up, and the area is a private homestead. My mother,
the 6th child of Jessie James Jacobs& Maude Mae Baxley was born there in
1909. The post office was closed in May of 1935.Clifford at its peak, around
the time of the first world war,had a large school. The population reached
over two thousand at one time. The mine closed in 1923. The residents over
time all left.
REMAINS: The old mine pond,and the foundation of the company store.It has returned to a rural area with a few new homes.
|Mine hoisted coal for the first time in 1905. It was closed spring time 1923. It was during the 30s the company sold off the houses of Clifford. That and the great depression pushed Clifford into oblivion. Submitted by: Frank D Cluck|