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Afton, Louisiana
(Madison Parish)

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Welcome to Afton ...

Afton is located in Madison Parish<1>.

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

Afton is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Afton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Afton is located in the (318) area code.

Communities Also Named Afton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Afton: This one is located in Madison Parish and the other is located in Tensas Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 33 communities that are also named Afton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Delaware, Georgia (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), 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.

  • Vicksburg [Warren County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vicksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicksburg
    • Vicksburg [Warren County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Afton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,653 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vicksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vicksburg<5>
  • Tallulah [Madison Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallulah
    • Tallulah [Madison Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Afton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,666 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallulah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallulah<5>
  • Newellton [Tensas Parish]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newellton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newellton
    • Newellton [Tensas Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Afton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 963 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newellton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newellton<5>
  • Richmond [Madison Parish]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Richmond [Madison Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Afton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 544 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Delta [Madison Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
      • Delta [Madison Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Afton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delta<5>
    • Mound [Madison Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound
      • Mound [Madison Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Afton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound
    • Yucatan Landing [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yucatan Landing
      • Yucatan Landing [Tensas Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yucatan Landing
    • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Gulf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Gulf
      • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Gulf
    • Sondheimer [East Carroll Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sondheimer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sondheimer
      • Sondheimer [East Carroll Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the north of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sondheimer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sondheimer<5>
    • Delhi [Richland Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delhi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delhi
      • Delhi [Richland Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Afton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,795 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delhi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delhi<5>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Madison Parish

About Louisiana

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 State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Madison, 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>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) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Afton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2449, Longitude: -91.1915       In this case, the coordinates for Afton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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