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Afton Junction, Iowa

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Welcome to Afton Junction ...

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

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

Afton Junction would have been located within present day Union County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Afton Junction: Afton Jct. (or less commonly used: Afton Jctn.)

While the community is gone, the present day location for Afton Junction is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Afton Junction was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Afton Junction would have been located in the (641) area code.

Communities near Afton Junction ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Afton Junction and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Afton   [Map]   829   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Creston   [Map]   7,839   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Diagonal   [Map]   324   SW   18 miles [29 km]
East Peru   [Map]   130   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grand River   [Map]   216   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lorimor   [Map]   351   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Afton Junction.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Afton Junction. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Afton Junction. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Afton Junction.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Afton Junction:

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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 Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Afton Junction - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Afton Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Afton Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0167, Longitude: -94.1236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Afton Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Afton Junction.

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