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Afton, New Mexico
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.
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 elevation 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.
Adding Afton to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
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, we also found mention of Afton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
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 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.
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 ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 04 May 2021