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Welcome to Afton (aka 'Taber City') ...

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 Elko County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Afton, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

Afton was founded in 1914.

The community of Afton has also been called Taber City.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Afton is 6,430 feet [1,960 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Afton is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Afton was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Afton would have been located in the (775) 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, New Jersey, New Mexico, 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.

  • Shores [Elko County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shores
    • Shores [Elko County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Afton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Metropolis [Elko County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metropolis
    • Metropolis [Elko County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Afton
  • Melandco [Elko County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melandco
    • Melandco [Elko County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Afton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melandco have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Wilkins [Elko County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkins
    • Wilkins [Elko County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Afton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkins have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Henry [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
      • Henry [Elko County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the northeast of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wells [Elko County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
      • Wells [Elko County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the south of Afton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,252 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells<7>
    • Deeth [Elko County]
    • Holborn [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holborn
      • Holborn [Elko County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holborn have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bruno City [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruno City
      • Bruno City [Elko County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruno City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jarbidge [Elko County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We're compiling 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 ...

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About Elko County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Elko County: www.elkocountynv.net/

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.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 Nevada's counties, including Elko, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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' (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, 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: 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: 41.4812, Longitude: -115.1125       In this case, the coordinates for Afton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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.
<7>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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