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Afton, California
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Welcome to Afton ...

Although we found mention of Afton during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Afton was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Afton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Afton, please Contact Us.

Afton is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Afton might be (or was) located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Afton would be found within the (530) area code.

The ZIP code for Afton: 95920<3>

Communities Also Named Afton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Afton: This one is located in Glenn County and the other is located in San Bernardino County.

Beyond California, there are 33 communities that are also named Afton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, 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.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Afton.

Communities near Afton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Afton.

  • Live Oak [Sutter County]
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    • Live Oak [Sutter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Afton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,048 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Live Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Live Oak
  • Gridley [Butte County]
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    • Gridley [Butte County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Afton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,397 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gridley<6>
  • Colusa [Colusa County]
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    • Colusa [Colusa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Afton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,098 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colusa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colusa<6>
  • Willows [Glenn County]
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    • Willows [Glenn County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Afton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,036 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willows<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bigg's [Butte County]
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      • Bigg's [Butte County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,025 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bigg's
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bigg's<6>
    • Glenn [Glenn County]
    • Colusa Rancheria [Colusa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colusa Rancheria
      • Colusa Rancheria [Colusa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Afton
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    • Pennington [Sutter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennington
      • Pennington [Sutter County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
    • Richvale [Butte County]
    • Nelson [Butte County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Afton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Afton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Afton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Afton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Afton. See our Newspapers Page for Afton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Afton ...

Looking for more information about Afton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Afton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Afton.

Adding Afton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Afton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Afton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Afton on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Afton and then turned west". While Afton could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Afton as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Afton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Afton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Afton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Afton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Afton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Afton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AftonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Afton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4201, Longitude: -121.9666    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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