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Our Genealogy Helper for Afton ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Afton (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Afton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Afton is located in Nelson County.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Nelson County: Albemarle, Appomattox, Augusta & Buckingham.

Below are the counties that are near Afton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Afton:

  • Nelson County     (The home county of Afton)
    • Onan [Nelson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onan
      • Onan [Nelson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onan
    • Durrett Town [Nelson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durrett Town
      • Durrett Town [Nelson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durrett Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durrett Town
    • Lodebar [Nelson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodebar
      • Lodebar [Nelson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodebar
    • Adial [Nelson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adial
      • Adial [Nelson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adial
    • Faber [Nelson County]
    • Rockfish [Nelson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockfish
      • Rockfish [Nelson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockfish
    • Jonesboro [Nelson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesboro
      • Jonesboro [Nelson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesboro
    • Massies Mill [Nelson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Massies Mill
      • Massies Mill [Nelson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Massies Mill
    • Shipman [Nelson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shipman
      • Shipman [Nelson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shipman
    • Colleen [Nelson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colleen
      • Colleen [Nelson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colleen
    • Gladstone [Nelson County]
  • Albemarle County
    • Crozet [Albemarle County]
    • Foothill Village [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foothill Village
      • Foothill Village [Albemarle County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foothill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foothill Village
    • White Hall [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
      • White Hall [Albemarle County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Hall
    • North Garden [Albemarle County]
    • Ivy [Albemarle County]
    • Mountfair [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountfair
      • Mountfair [Albemarle County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountfair
    • Alberene [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberene
      • Alberene [Albemarle County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alberene
    • Ednam Village [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ednam Village
      • Ednam Village [Albemarle County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ednam Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ednam Village
    • Barracks [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barracks
      • Barracks [Albemarle County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barracks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barracks
    • Huntington Village [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington Village
      • Huntington Village [Albemarle County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington Village
    • University Heights [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Heights
      • University Heights [Albemarle County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Heights
    • Logan Village [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan Village
      • Logan Village [Albemarle County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logan Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan Village
  • Amherst County
    • Lowesville [Amherst County]
    • Alto [Amherst County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alto
      • Alto [Amherst County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
    • New Glasgow [Amherst County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Glasgow
      • New Glasgow [Amherst County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Glasgow
    • Sandidges [Amherst County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandidges
      • Sandidges [Amherst County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandidges have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandidges
    • Amherst [Amherst County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
      • Amherst [Amherst County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amherst<3>
  • Augusta County
    • Dooms [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dooms
      • Dooms [Augusta County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dooms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dooms
    • Lyndhurst [Augusta County]
    • Sherando [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherando
      • Sherando [Augusta County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherando
    • Crimora [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crimora
      • Crimora [Augusta County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crimora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crimora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crimora<3>
    • Fishersville [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishersville
      • Fishersville [Augusta County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fishersville<3>
    • Sampson [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sampson
      • Sampson [Augusta County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sampson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sampson
    • Stuarts Draft [Augusta County]
    • Jolivue [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jolivue
      • Jolivue [Augusta County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jolivue
    • Verona [Augusta County]
    • Grottoes [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grottoes
      • Grottoes [Augusta County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,864 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grottoes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grottoes<3>
    • Arbor Hill [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbor Hill
      • Arbor Hill [Augusta County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbor Hill
    • Greenville [Augusta County]
  • Buckingham County
    • Manteo [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manteo
      • Manteo [Buckingham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manteo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manteo
    • Axtell [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Axtell
      • Axtell [Buckingham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axtell
    • Buckingham [Buckingham County]
    • Dillwyn [Buckingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillwyn
      • Dillwyn [Buckingham County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillwyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillwyn<3>
  • Buena Vista City
    • Buena Vista [Buena Vista City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Buena Vista City] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buena Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buena Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buena Vista<3>
  • Charlottesville City
    • Belmont [Charlottesville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Charlottesville City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Charlottesville [Charlottesville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlottesville
      • Charlottesville [Charlottesville City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,950 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlottesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlottesville<3>
    • Locust Grove [Charlottesville City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
      • Locust Grove [Charlottesville City] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
  • Fluvanna County
    • Nicholas [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicholas
      • Nicholas [Fluvanna County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nicholas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholas
    • Lake Monticello [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Monticello
      • Lake Monticello [Fluvanna County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Monticello
    • Weber City [Fluvanna County]
    • Fork Union [Fluvanna County]
  • Greene County
    • Quinque [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinque
      • Quinque [Greene County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinque
    • Stanardsville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanardsville
      • Stanardsville [Greene County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 393 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanardsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanardsville<3>
  • Harrisonburg City
    • Harrisonburg [Harrisonburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisonburg
      • Harrisonburg [Harrisonburg City] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisonburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisonburg<3>
  • Lexington City
    • Lexington [Lexington City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Lexington City] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
  • Madison County
    • Hood [Madison County]
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
  • Orange County
    • Gordonsville [Orange County]
    • Montpelier Station [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier Station
      • Montpelier Station [Orange County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Montpelier Station. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier Station
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier Station<3>
  • Page County
    • Shenandoah [Page County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shenandoah
      • Shenandoah [Page County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,334 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shenandoah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<3>
  • Rockbridge County
    • Marlbrook [Rockbridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlbrook
      • Marlbrook [Rockbridge County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlbrook
    • Fairfield [Rockbridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Rockbridge County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Brownsburg [Rockbridge County]
    • Goshen [Rockbridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Rockbridge County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen<3>
  • Rockingham County
    • Cross Keys [Rockingham County]
    • North River [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North River
      • North River [Rockingham County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North River
    • Mount Crawford [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Crawford
      • Mount Crawford [Rockingham County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Crawford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Crawford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Crawford<3>
    • McGaheysville [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGaheysville
      • McGaheysville [Rockingham County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGaheysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGaheysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGaheysville<3>
    • Bridgewater [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgewater
      • Bridgewater [Rockingham County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,162 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgewater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgewater<3>
    • Berrytown [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berrytown
      • Berrytown [Rockingham County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berrytown
    • Keezletown [Rockingham County]
    • Massanutten [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Massanutten
      • Massanutten [Rockingham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Massanutten have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Massanutten
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Massanutten<3>
    • Dayton [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Rockingham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<3>
    • Swift Run [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swift Run
      • Swift Run [Rockingham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swift Run
    • Spring Creek [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek
      • Spring Creek [Rockingham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek
    • Elkton [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkton
      • Elkton [Rockingham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,914 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkton<3>
  • Staunton City
    • Staunton [Staunton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Staunton
      • Staunton [Staunton City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,190 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staunton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Staunton<3>
  • Waynesboro City
    • Waynesboro [Waynesboro City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesboro
      • Waynesboro [Waynesboro City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,741 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Afton, see our County-by-County Page for Afton.

Newspapers Published in Afton ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 73 newspapers that have been published in the area around Afton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Afton, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Afton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Afton:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Afton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Afton.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Afton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Lebanon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lebanon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lebanon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon Cemetery
  • Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Old Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Cemetery
  • Emmanuel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emmanuel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emmanuel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmanuel Cemetery
  • Riverview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Holy Cross Episcopal Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Cross Episcopal Church Cemetery
      • The Holy Cross Episcopal Church Cemetery is located between<5> the communities of Greenfield and Batesville.  The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Batesville.To be more precise, Holy Cross Episcopal Church Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Afton.
      • Holy Cross Episcopal Church Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Holy Cross Cemetery
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      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #50674<6>
    • Hildebrand Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hildebrand Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hildebrand Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hildebrand Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Afton.
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    • Wild Rose Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wild Rose Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wild Rose Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wild Rose Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Afton.
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    • Hillsboro Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillsboro Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillsboro Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hillsboro Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Afton.
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    • Rockgate Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rockgate Cemetery
      • The Rockgate Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Crozet.To be more accurate, Rockgate Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Afton.
      • Rockgate Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Rock Gate Cemetery
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      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #51909<6>
    • Augusta Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Augusta Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Augusta Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Augusta Memorial Gardens lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton.
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    • Diamond Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Diamond Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Diamond Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Diamond Hill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton.
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    • St. Paul Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paul Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Paul Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Paul Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton.
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    • Mt. Marine Baptist Church Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<7>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Afton had a population of 292 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Afton, with the one closest to Afton listed first.

  • Afton [Nelson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Afton
    • Afton [Nelson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Afton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 292 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Afton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Afton<3>
  • Avon [Nelson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
    • Avon [Nelson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Afton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Avon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
  • Onan [Nelson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onan
    • Onan [Nelson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Afton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Onan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onan
  • Greenwood [Albemarle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Albemarle County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Greenwood had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<3>
  • Dooms [Augusta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dooms
    • Dooms [Augusta County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Afton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dooms had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dooms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dooms
  • Lyndhurst [Augusta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyndhurst
    • Lyndhurst [Augusta County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Afton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lyndhurst had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyndhurst
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyndhurst<3>
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    • Batesville [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesville
      • Batesville [Albemarle County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Batesville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesville<3>
    • Yancey Mills [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yancey Mills
      • Yancey Mills [Albemarle County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Yancey Mills had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yancey Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yancey Mills
    • Ladd [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladd
      • Ladd [Augusta County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ladd had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sherando [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherando
      • Sherando [Augusta County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sherando had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Madrid [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madrid
      • Madrid [Augusta County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Madrid had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madrid have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madrid
    • Greenfield [Nelson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Nelson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Greenfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Crozet [Albemarle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crozet
      • Crozet [Albemarle County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Crozet had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crozet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crozet<3>
    • Lipscomb [Augusta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lipscomb
      • Lipscomb [Augusta County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lipscomb had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lipscomb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lipscomb
    • Lodebar [Nelson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodebar
      • Lodebar [Nelson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lodebar had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodebar

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Afton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Afton.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Afton ...

While our initial data about Afton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Afton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Afton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Afton:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Afton. See our Misc Page for Afton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Nelson County

About Virginia

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 Nelson County: www.nelsoncounty.com/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 AftonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Afton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0327, Longitude: -78.8392    
<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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>To help visualize the location of the cemetery, we've drawn a straight line between the communities of Greenfield and Batesville. The cemetery can be found near that line and roughly halfway between the two communities. Remember that this is just an approximate location.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>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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