Clifton (Hamilton, Virginia)

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Clifton driveway with historical marker.jpg
Entrance to the property
Clifton (Hamilton, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Clifton (Hamilton, Virginia)
Clifton (Hamilton, Virginia) is located in the United States
Clifton (Hamilton, Virginia)
LocationNorth of Hamilton off VA 690, near Hamilton, Cumberland County, Virginia
Coordinates37°40′24″N 78°7′51″W / 37.67333°N 78.13083°W / 37.67333; -78.13083Coordinates: 37°40′24″N 78°7′51″W / 37.67333°N 78.13083°W / 37.67333; -78.13083
Area250 acres (100 ha)
Builtc. 1760
Architectural styleGeorgian
NRHP reference #73002007 [1]
VLR #024-0036
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJune 19, 1973
Designated VLRApril 17, 1973[2]

Clifton is a historic plantation house located near Hamilton, Cumberland County, Virginia. It was built about 1760, and is a two-story, seven-bay frame dwelling in the Georgian style. It has a hipped roof and a one-bay, one-story wing on the west end. The front facade features a three-bay, one-story gable roof porch supported by elongated Tuscan order columns. It was the home of Carter Henry Harrison (~1727 – 1793/1794), who as a member of the Cumberland Committee of Safety, wrote the Instructions for Independence presented to the Virginia Convention of May 1776.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (April 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Clifton" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo