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Welcome to Afton ...

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

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


Afton would have been located within present day Dona Ana County<2>.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Afton is 4,210 feet [1,283 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Afton is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Afton was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Afton once stood is in the (575) area code.

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 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.

  • Mesilla [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesilla
    • Mesilla [Dona Ana County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Afton
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,835 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesilla
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesilla
  • La Mesa [Dona Ana County]
  • Mesquite [Dona Ana County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mesquite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesquite
    • Mesquite [Dona Ana County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Afton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesquite
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesquite
  • Fairacres [Dona Ana County]
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    • Vado [Dona Ana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vado have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vado
      • Vado [Dona Ana County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vado
    • Mesilla Park [Dona Ana County]
    • Berino [Dona Ana County]
    • University Park [Dona Ana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Park
      • University Park [Dona Ana County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Park
    • Anthony [Dona Ana County]
    • Las Cruces [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Las Cruces
      • Las Cruces [Dona Ana County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northeast of Afton
      • Estimated population for 2018: 102,926 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Las Cruces
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Las Cruces

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New Mexico

About Dona Ana County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dona Ana County: www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Dona Ana, 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 - 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 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: 32.0729, Longitude: -106.9442       In this case, the coordinates for Afton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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