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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Afton.

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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 the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Afton to:

  • Dickens [Map], which is the Seat of Dickens County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Afton to Dickens, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 298 miles [479.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,365 miles [2,196.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 54 days and walking would take 78 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,076 miles [11,387.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,822 miles [12,588.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,711 miles [9,191 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Afton ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Afton.

While the name Afton is unique within Texas, we know of another 33 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Texas

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Alabama

Barbour County

Our profile page for Afton, Barbour County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Barbour County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Fulton County

Our profile page for Afton, Fulton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Fulton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

Glenn County

Our profile page for Afton, Glenn County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,232 miles [1,982.7 km] to the West Northwest

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Afton, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 890 miles [1,432.3 km] to the West

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Afton, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,456 miles [2,343.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Georgia

Berrien County

Our profile page for Afton, Berrien County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Berrien County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Dawson County

Our profile page for Afton, Dawson County   [Map]
Distance: About 947 miles [1,524 km] to the East

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Iowa

Union County

Our profile page for Afton, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Kansas

Marshall County

Our profile page for Afton, Marshall County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Marshall County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Afton, Sedgwick County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sedgwick County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sumner County

Our profile page for Afton, Sumner County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sumner County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

Madison Parish

Our profile page for Afton, Madison Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the East

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Afton, Tensas Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Tensas Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Charlevoix County

Our profile page for Afton, Charlevoix County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Charlevoix County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Cheboygan County

Our profile page for Afton, Cheboygan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Washington County

Our profile page for Afton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the North Northeast

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Nebraska

Frontier County

Our profile page for Afton, Frontier County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Frontier County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Afton, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Afton, Morris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,523 miles [2,451 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Dona Ana County

Our profile page for Afton, Dona Ana County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the West Southwest

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New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Afton, Chenango County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,488 miles [2,394.7 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Warren County

Our profile page for Afton, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,286 miles [2,069.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Afton   [Map]
Distance: About 2,206 miles [3,550.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Clermont County

Our profile page for Afton, Clermont County   [Map]
Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Afton, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Hyde County

Our profile page for Afton, Hyde County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hyde County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Tennessee

Greene County

Our profile page for Afton, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km] to the East Northeast

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Afton, Sullivan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sullivan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Afton, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,330 miles [2,140.4 km] to the East Northeast

Nelson County

Our profile page for Afton, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,260 miles [2,027.8 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Preston County

Our profile page for Afton, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,240 miles [1,995.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Rock County

Our profile page for Afton, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the Northeast

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Wyoming

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Afton, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Afton. 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.

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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7629, Longitude: -100.8168     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Afton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 322.825 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 320.005 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 316.426 degrees.

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<7>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Afton.