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When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer - that's the case with Afton.
This entry has been created as a placeholder - we hope to develop more information in the future.
This entry could be in error. It might be that our source had a mis-print, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. We hope to learn more about Afton in the future.
We found mention of Afton as a post office, but can't determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Barbour County, Alabama.
It's common that the post office is named the same as the community in which it's located (although that's not always case). In this case, we can't match this post office to any of the existing communities in our gazetteer.
While we don't have a date for the founding of Afton, you might consider that their post office opened in 1890.
Communities Also Named Afton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 33 communities that are also named Afton - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Delaware, Georgia (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (2), West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Adding Afton to Our Gazetteer ...
The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Afton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>
We also found Afton in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Afton ...
We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Afton:
Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.
From that list:
The Afton post office opened in 1890 and had closed by 1905.
Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Afton - Services available: no Railroad mentioned
Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911)
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