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Welcome to Afton ...

Afton is located in Nelson County.

Afton is 1,360 feet [415 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Afton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Afton is located in the (434) area code.

The ZIP code for Afton: 22920<2>

Communities near Afton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Afton and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Charlottesville   [Map]   46,912   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Crimora   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Crozet   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dooms   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Foothill Village   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Grottoes   [Map]   2,799   N   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Afton.

Communities Also Named Afton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Afton: This one is located in Nelson County and the other is located in Chesterfield County.

Beyond Virginia, 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), Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Afton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Afton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Afton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Afton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Afton.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Afton. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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 Nelson County: www.nelsoncounty.com/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Afton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>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).

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from 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: 38.0327, Longitude: -78.8392     [Map].

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Afton.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Afton.