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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.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Afton is 4,210 feet [1,283 m] above sea level.<3> 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.

Communities near Afton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirDistance
Anthony   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Berino   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Fairacres   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
La Mesa   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Las Cruces   [Map]   101,712   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mesilla Park   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Afton.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Afton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Afton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Afton:

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Afton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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: 32.0729, Longitude: -106.9442     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Afton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Afton.

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