Clifton Springs, New York

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Clifton Springs is a village located in Ontario County, New York, United States. The population was 2,223 at the 2000 census. The village takes its name from local mineral springs.

The Village of Clifton Springs is located primarily in the Town of Manchester, but the eastern part is in the Town of Phelps. The village is southeast of Rochester, NY.

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History

The location was first settled around 1801, and much of the early community endeavors exploited the sulfur springs as a health spa. The village was incorporated in 1859.

In 1849, the development of the area was slow until Dr. Henry Foster came looking for a place to begin his water cure. The field of medicine was just beginning and it was thought that the sulfur waters together with a strong religious revival could restore many to active and useful lives. Sulphur Springs, as it was once called, was well known throughout the eastern part of the US because of this. Over the years, thousands of people came to enjoy the benefits of the water and rest and regain their health. The area around the former sanitarium was designated the Clifton Springs Sanitarium Historic District and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

Today, there has been a revival of the health benefits obtained from the sulfur springs. Modern medicine using scientific fact has proven the usefulness of these springs. The Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic has devoted an entire wing to this treatment.

Modern day Clifton Springs offers an excellent school system, modern hospital, YMCA, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club and numerous other organizations, country club/golf course, national bank, library, senior citizen community, volunteer fire department, a park area, tennis courts, a skate park, shaded streets, a large manufacturing firm, and an active business section. In the summer months, the town participates in a business program dubbed "Super Sundays."

The Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District serves the students who live in Clifton Springs. The school district, also known as Midlakes, serves the students of the area.

Geography

Clifton Springs is located at 42°57′44″N 77°8′15″W / 42.96222°N 77.1375°W / 42.96222; -77.1375 (42.962310, -77.137362)[2].

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