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Communities Also Named Afton ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Afton.

Within Nova Scotia, the name Afton is unique.

Beyond Nova Scotia, we know of another 33 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Barbour County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Afton [Barbour County].
    • Arkansas
      • Fulton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Afton [Fulton County].
    • California
      • Glenn County
      • This Afton is located in Glenn County and lies 3,023 miles [4,865 km]<2> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Glenn County community of Afton.
      • San Bernardino County
      • This Afton is located in San Bernardino County and lies 2,909 miles [4,681.6 km] to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Bernardino County community of Afton.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Afton is located in New Castle County and lies 802 miles [1,290.7 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Afton.
    • Georgia
      • Berrien County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Afton [Berrien County].
      • Dawson County
      • This Afton is located in Dawson County and lies 1,408 miles [2,266 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dawson County community of Afton.
    • Iowa
      • Union County
      • This Afton is located in Union County and lies 1,650 miles [2,655.4 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Afton.
    • Kansas
      • Marshall County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Afton [Marshall County].
      • Sedgwick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Afton [Sedgwick County].
      • Sumner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Afton [Sumner County].
    • Louisiana
      • Madison Parish
      • This Afton is located in Madison Parish and lies 1,817 miles [2,924.2 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison Parish community of Afton.
      • Tensas Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Afton [Tensas Parish].
    • Michigan
      • Charlevoix County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Afton [Charlevoix County].
      • Cheboygan County
      • This Afton is located in Cheboygan County and lies 1,099 miles [1,768.7 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheboygan County community of Afton.
    • Minnesota
      • Washington County
      • This Afton is located in Washington County and lies 1,503 miles [2,418.8 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Afton.
    • Nebraska
      • Frontier County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Afton [Frontier County].
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Afton [Elko County].
    • New Jersey
      • Morris County
      • This Afton is located in Morris County and lies 719 miles [1,157.1 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morris County community of Afton.
    • New Mexico
      • Dona Ana County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Afton [Dona Ana County].
    • New York
      • Chenango County
      • This Afton is located in Chenango County and lies 724 miles [1,165.2 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chenango County community of Afton.
    • North Carolina
      • Warren County
      • This Afton is located in Warren County and lies 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Afton.
    • Ohio
      • Clermont County
      • This Afton is located in Clermont County and lies 1,223 miles [1,968.2 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clermont County community of Afton.
    • Oklahoma
      • Ottawa County
      • This Afton is located in Ottawa County and lies 1,819 miles [2,927.4 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ottawa County community of Afton.
    • South Dakota
      • Hyde County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Afton [Hyde County].
    • Tennessee
      • Greene County
      • This Afton is located in Greene County and lies 1,269 miles [2,042.3 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Afton.
      • Sullivan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Afton [Sullivan County].
    • Texas
      • Dickens County
      • This Afton is located in Dickens County and lies 2,206 miles [3,550.2 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickens County community of Afton.
    • Virginia
      • Chesterfield County
      • This Afton is located in Chesterfield County and lies 990 miles [1,593.3 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chesterfield County community of Afton.
      • Nelson County
      • This Afton is located in Nelson County and lies 1,021 miles [1,643.1 km] to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nelson County community of Afton.
    • West Virginia
      • Preston County
      • This Afton is located in Preston County and lies 995 miles [1,601.3 km]<2> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Preston County community of Afton.
    • Wisconsin
      • Rock County
      • This Afton is located in Rock County and lies 1,365 miles [2,196.8 km]<2> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rock County community of Afton.
    • Wyoming
      • Lincoln County
      • This Afton is located in Lincoln County and lies 2,407 miles [3,873.7 km]<2> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Afton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Afton ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Dagger Woods
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dagger Woods
    • Dagger Woods lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Afton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dagger Woods came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dagger Woods
  • Frankville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankville
    • Frankville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Afton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankville
  • Glassburn
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glassburn
    • Glassburn lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Afton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glassburn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glassburn
  • Glenroy
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenroy
    • Glenroy lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Afton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenroy came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenroy
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Lower South River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower South River
      • Lower South River lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower South River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower South River
    • Marydale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marydale
      • Marydale lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marydale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marydale
    • Mattie Settlement
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattie Settlement
      • Mattie Settlement lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mattie Settlement came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mattie Settlement
    • Meadow Green
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Green
      • Meadow Green lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Green came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Green
    • Monastery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monastery
      • Monastery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monastery
    • Monks Head
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monks Head
      • Monks Head lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monks Head came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monks Head
    • Summerside
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerside
      • Summerside lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerside

How Far From Afton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Afton to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Afton and extending to:

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 675 miles [1,086.3 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Afton to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 39 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 27 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 4,990 miles [8,030.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,695 miles [9,165.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,572 miles [5,748.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Afton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Afton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Afton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Afton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Afton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6081, Longitude: -61.7139    
<3>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.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Afton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 297.64 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 293.076 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 294.22 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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