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Welcome to Afton ...

Afton is located in Warren County<1>.

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

Afton is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Afton: (252)

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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Afton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Afton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Afton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Delaware, Georgia (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, 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.

  • Henderson [Vance County]
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    • Henderson [Vance County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Afton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,109 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<5>
  • Louisburg [Franklin County]
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    • Louisburg [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Afton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,694 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisburg<5>
  • Norlina [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norlina
    • Norlina [Warren County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Afton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,040 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norlina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norlina<5>
  • Warrenton [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenton
    • Warrenton [Warren County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Afton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 821 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Littleton [Halifax County]
    • Castalia [Nash County]
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      • Castalia [Nash County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castalia
    • Kittrell [Vance County]
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      • Kittrell [Vance County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kittrell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kittrell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kittrell<5>
    • Middleburg [Vance County]
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      • Middleburg [Vance County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 138 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleburg<5>
    • Macon [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
      • Macon [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macon<5>
    • Centerville [Franklin County]
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      • Centerville [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Afton
      • Estimated population in 2017: 102 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville

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.

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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 State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Warren, 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 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: 36.3388, Longitude: -78.2161       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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