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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<2>.

The location of Afton Junction has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

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.<4>.

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 ...

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

  • Creston [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
    • Creston [Union County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Afton Junction
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,713 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creston<6>
  • Osceola [Clarke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osceola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola
    • Osceola [Clarke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Afton Junction
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,242 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osceola<6>
  • Afton [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Afton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Afton
    • Afton [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the west of Afton Junction
    • Estimated population in 2019: 815 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Afton<6>
  • Murray [Clarke County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
    • Murray [Clarke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Afton Junction
    • Estimated population in 2019: 702 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Truro [Madison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Truro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truro
      • Truro [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Afton Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 491 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Truro<6>
    • Orient [Adair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient
      • Orient [Adair County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Afton Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 377 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orient<6>
    • Lorimor [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lorimor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorimor
      • Lorimor [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Afton Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lorimor
    • Diagonal [Ringgold County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diagonal
      • Diagonal [Ringgold County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Afton Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 317 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diagonal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diagonal<6>
    • Grand River [Decatur County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand River
      • Grand River [Decatur County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Afton Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 215 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand River
    • Tingley [Ringgold County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tingley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tingley
      • Tingley [Ringgold County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Afton Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tingley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tingley<6>

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 Junction. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Afton Junction.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Afton Junction.

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

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The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Union, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Afton Junction - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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       In this case, the coordinates for Afton Junction 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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