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Welcome to Afton ...

Afton is located in Dawson County<1>.

The location of Afton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Afton is 1,450 feet [442 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Afton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Afton: (706) & (762)<4>

Communities Also Named Afton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Georgia communities named Afton: This one is located in Dawson County and the other is located in Berrien County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 33 communities that are also named Afton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Delaware, 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.

  • Rolston [Gilmer County]
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    • Rolston [Gilmer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Afton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36,716 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolston
  • Northcutt [Gilmer County]
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    • Northcutt [Gilmer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Afton
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 16,698 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northcutt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northcutt
  • Dahlonega [Lumpkin County]
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    • Dahlonega [Lumpkin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Afton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,329 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dahlonega
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dahlonega<6>
  • Hinton [Pickens County]
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    • Hinton [Pickens County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Afton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,223 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jasper [Pickens County]
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      • Jasper [Pickens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<6>
    • Dawsonville [Dawson County]
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      • Dawsonville [Dawson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dawsonville<6>
    • Ball Ground [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball Ground
      • Ball Ground [Cherokee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ball Ground
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ball Ground<6>
    • Ellijay [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellijay
      • Ellijay [Gilmer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellijay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellijay<6>
    • Nelson [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Cherokee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nelson<6>
    • Lumpkin [Dawson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumpkin
      • Lumpkin [Dawson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Afton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,266 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumpkin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumpkin

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 on a map titled Map of Georgia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Afton on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1915.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Afton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dawson County: www.dawsoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Dawson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Afton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Afton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Afton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5004, Longitude: -84.2455       In this case, the coordinates for Afton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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