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So far, we found very little information about Afton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

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 would have been located within present day San Bernardino County<2>.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Afton is 1,400 feet [427 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Afton was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Afton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two California communities named Afton: This one is located in San Bernardino County and the other is located in Glenn 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 8 communities that are near Afton.

  • Zzyzx
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zzyzx
    • Zzyzx is located in San Bernardino County
    • Former names for Zzyzx:
    • Camp Soda
    • Soda Springs
  • Lavic ‑ Historic
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavic
    • Lavic is located in San Bernardino County
  • Newberry Springs
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Baker
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
  • Fort Irwin
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
  • Ludlow
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Yermo
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the west)
  • Glasgow ‑ Historic
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
    • Glasgow is located in San Bernardino County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We're compiling 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.

The official website for San Bernardino County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Afton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including San Bernardino, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Afton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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