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Welcome to Afton ...

Afton is located in Dickens County.

The location of Afton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Afton is 2,530 feet [771 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Afton is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Afton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Afton: (806)

The ZIP code for Afton: 79220<3>

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 Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), 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.

  • Spur [Dickens County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spur have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spur
    • Spur [Dickens County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Afton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spur
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spur
  • Matador [Motley County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matador have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matador
    • Matador [Motley County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Afton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matador
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matador
  • Dickens [Dickens County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickens have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickens
    • Dickens [Dickens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Afton
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickens
  • Roaring Springs [Motley County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roaring Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roaring Springs
    • Roaring Springs [Motley County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Afton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roaring Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roaring Springs
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • McAdoo [Dickens County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McAdoo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McAdoo
      • McAdoo [Dickens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAdoo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McAdoo
    • Russellville [Motley County] (Historic)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russellville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russellville
      • Russellville [Motley County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Afton
    • Dumont [King County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumont have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumont
      • Dumont [King County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dumont
    • Dougherty [Floyd County]
    • Mount Blanco [Crosby County] (Historic)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Blanco have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Blanco
      • Mount Blanco [Crosby County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Afton
    • Crosbyton [Crosby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crosbyton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosbyton
      • Crosbyton [Crosby County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosbyton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosbyton

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.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Afton ...

Looking for more information about Afton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Afton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Afton.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Afton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Afton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Afton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Afton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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.

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 for our own planning, 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: 33.7629, Longitude: -100.8168       In this case, the coordinates for Afton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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