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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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 Rock County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rock County: Boone (IL), Winnebago (IL), Dane, Green, Jefferson & Walworth.

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:

  • Rock County     (The home county of Afton)
    • Garden Village [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Village
      • Garden Village [Rock County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Village
    • Hanover [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
      • Hanover [Rock County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
    • Janesville [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janesville
      • Janesville [Rock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janesville
    • Beloit [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beloit
      • Beloit [Rock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beloit
    • Shopiere [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shopiere
      • Shopiere [Rock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shopiere
    • Tiffany [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiffany
      • Tiffany [Rock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiffany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiffany
    • Footville [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Footville
      • Footville [Rock County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Footville
    • Newark [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
      • Newark [Rock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
    • Orfordville [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orfordville
      • Orfordville [Rock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orfordville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orfordville
    • Avalon [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avalon
      • Avalon [Rock County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avalon
    • Clinton [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Rock County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,119 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Emerald Grove [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald Grove
      • Emerald Grove [Rock County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald Grove
  • Dane County
    • Albion [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Dane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
    • Dunkirk [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunkirk
      • Dunkirk [Dane County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunkirk
    • Brooklyn [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
      • Brooklyn [Dane County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,484 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
    • Stone [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone
      • Stone [Dane County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone
    • Stoughton [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoughton
      • Stoughton [Dane County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoughton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoughton
    • Rockdale [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockdale
      • Rockdale [Dane County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockdale
    • Oregon [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oregon
      • Oregon [Dane County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
    • Cambridge [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambridge
      • Cambridge [Dane County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,538 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cambridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
    • Belleville [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleville
      • Belleville [Dane County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,514 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
    • Deerfield [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerfield
      • Deerfield [Dane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,540 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerfield
    • McFarland [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McFarland
      • McFarland [Dane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McFarland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McFarland
    • Basco [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basco
      • Basco [Dane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basco
  • Green County
    • Brodhead [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brodhead
      • Brodhead [Green County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brodhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brodhead
    • Albany [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
      • Albany [Green County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 977 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
    • Mineral Point [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Point
      • Mineral Point [Green County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Point
    • Attica [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attica
      • Attica [Green County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attica
    • Dayton [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Green County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
    • Monticello [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Green County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,185 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • Monroe [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Green County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,426 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
    • New Glarus [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Glarus
      • New Glarus [Green County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Glarus
    • Browntown [Green County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browntown
      • Browntown [Green County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browntown
  • Jefferson County
    • Carcajou [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carcajou
      • Carcajou [Jefferson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carcajou
    • Lake Koshkonong [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Koshkonong
      • Lake Koshkonong [Jefferson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Koshkonong have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Koshkonong
    • Fort Atkinson [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Atkinson
      • Fort Atkinson [Jefferson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Atkinson
    • Lake Ripley [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Ripley
      • Lake Ripley [Jefferson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Ripley
    • Hebron [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Jefferson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Jefferson [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Jefferson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Palmyra [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmyra
      • Palmyra [Jefferson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,746 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmyra have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
    • Lake Mills [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mills
      • Lake Mills [Jefferson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,014 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mills
    • Johnson Creek [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Creek
      • Johnson Creek [Jefferson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,065 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Creek
    • Sullivan [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sullivan
      • Sullivan [Jefferson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 666 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sullivan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan
    • Waterloo [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterloo
      • Waterloo [Jefferson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterloo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterloo
  • Lafayette County
    • Argyle [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [Lafayette County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 809 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
  • Racine County
    • Burlington [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
      • Burlington [Racine County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,898 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
  • Walworth County
    • Allens Grove [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allens Grove
      • Allens Grove [Walworth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allens Grove
    • Darien [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darien
      • Darien [Walworth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darien
    • Sharon [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Walworth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,546 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Richmond [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Walworth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Delavan [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delavan
      • Delavan [Walworth County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,240 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delavan
    • Delavan Lake [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delavan Lake
      • Delavan Lake [Walworth County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delavan Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delavan Lake
    • Whitewater [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitewater
      • Whitewater [Walworth County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,993 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitewater
    • Walworth [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walworth
      • Walworth [Walworth County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,827 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walworth
    • Big Foot Prairie [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Foot Prairie
      • Big Foot Prairie [Walworth County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Big Foot Prairie. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Foot Prairie
    • Fontana-on-Geneva Lake [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fontana-on-Geneva Lake
      • Fontana-on-Geneva Lake [Walworth County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fontana-on-Geneva Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fontana-on-Geneva Lake
    • Williams Bay [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Bay
      • Williams Bay [Walworth County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,657 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Bay
    • Elkhorn [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [Walworth County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,020 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
  • Waukesha County
    • Eagle [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
      • Eagle [Waukesha County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,193 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle
  • Boone County (IL)
    • Caledonia [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Boone County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<4>
    • Poplar Grove [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Grove
      • Poplar Grove [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,075 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplar Grove<4>
    • Timberlane [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlane
      • Timberlane [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberlane
    • Capron [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capron
      • Capron [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,343 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Capron<4>
    • Russellville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russellville
      • Russellville [Boone County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russellville
    • Belvidere [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belvidere
      • Belvidere [Boone County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,731 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvidere
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belvidere<4>
    • Garden Prairie [Boone County]
  • DeKalb County (IL)
    • Kirkland [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkland
      • Kirkland [DeKalb County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,717 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirkland<4>
    • Kingston [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingston
      • Kingston [DeKalb County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<4>
    • Esmond [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esmond
      • Esmond [DeKalb County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Esmond<4>
    • Genoa [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genoa
      • Genoa [DeKalb County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genoa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Genoa<4>
  • McHenry County (IL)
    • Big Foot Prairie [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Foot Prairie
      • Big Foot Prairie [McHenry County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Foot Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Foot Prairie
    • Harvard [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
      • Harvard [McHenry County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Alden [McHenry County]
    • Hebron [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [McHenry County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Marengo [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marengo
      • Marengo [McHenry County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marengo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greenwood [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [McHenry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 224 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Union [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [McHenry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 548 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Woodstock [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock [McHenry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,097 people
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    • Richmond [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [McHenry County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,896 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wonder Lake [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wonder Lake
      • Wonder Lake [McHenry County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,837 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wonder Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wonder Lake has also been known as:
      • Wonder Lake village
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  • Ogle County (IL)
    • Byron [Ogle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byron
      • Byron [Ogle County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,650 people
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    • Davis Junction [Ogle County]
    • Monroe Center [Ogle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe Center
      • Monroe Center [Ogle County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stillman Valley [Ogle County]
    • Holcomb [Ogle County]
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      • Holcomb [Ogle County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holcomb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Leaf River [Ogle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leaf River
      • Leaf River [Ogle County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 403 people
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    • Lindenwood [Ogle County]
    • Adeline [Ogle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adeline
      • Adeline [Ogle County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adeline have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Baileyville [Ogle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileyville
      • Baileyville [Ogle County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baileyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Stephenson County (IL)
    • Davis [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
      • Davis [Stephenson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 616 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rock City [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock City
      • Rock City [Stephenson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rock Grove [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Grove
      • Rock Grove [Stephenson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
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    • Dakota [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dakota
      • Dakota [Stephenson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 459 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dakota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Afolkey [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Afolkey
      • Afolkey [Stephenson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
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    • Ridott [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridott
      • Ridott [Stephenson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 149 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Orangeville [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangeville
      • Orangeville [Stephenson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 737 people
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    • Cedarville [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
      • Cedarville [Stephenson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 675 people
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    • German Valley [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for German Valley
      • German Valley [Stephenson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 417 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for German Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McConnell [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McConnell
      • McConnell [Stephenson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McConnell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Freeport [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
      • Freeport [Stephenson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,447 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Winslow [Stephenson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winslow
      • Winslow [Stephenson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
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  • Winnebago County (IL)
    • South Beloit [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Beloit
      • South Beloit [Winnebago County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,540 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Beloit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rockton [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockton
      • Rockton [Winnebago County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,477 people
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    • Shirland [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shirland
      • Shirland [Winnebago County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shirland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Roscoe [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roscoe
      • Roscoe [Winnebago County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roscoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Machesney Park [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Machesney Park
      • Machesney Park [Winnebago County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,678 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Machesney Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sturbridge Village [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturbridge Village
      • Sturbridge Village [Winnebago County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturbridge Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Durand [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durand
      • Durand [Winnebago County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,387 people
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    • Argyle [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [Winnebago County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Loves Park [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loves Park
      • Loves Park [Winnebago County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loves Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wempletown [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wempletown
      • Wempletown [Winnebago County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wempletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lake Summerset [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Summerset
      • Lake Summerset [Winnebago County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Summerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rockford [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockford
      • Rockford [Winnebago County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,835 people
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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 119 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 25 miles [40.2 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 first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Illinois
    • Stories from Wisconsin

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.

  • Baldwin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baldwin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baldwin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwin Cemetery
  • Afton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Afton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Afton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton Cemetery
  • Plymouth Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Plymouth Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Plymouth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Turtle Cemetery
  • Newark Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Newark Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Newark Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Newark Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton.
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  • Mt. Thabor Cemetery
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    • Tabor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tabor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tabor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tabor Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton.
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    • Oakwood Cemetery
    • Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
      • Calvary Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton.
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    • Eastlawn Cemetery
    • Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    • Oak Hill Cemetery
    • Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton.
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    • Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens
    • Milton Lawn Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Milton Lawn Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Milton Lawn Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Milton Lawn Memorial Park lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton.
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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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Afton had a population of 118 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 [Rock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Afton
    • Afton [Rock County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Afton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Afton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Afton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
  • Hanover [Rock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
    • Hanover [Rock County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 146 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hanover had a post office and railroad service
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  • Beloit [Rock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beloit
    • Beloit [Rock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Afton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6,315 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,637 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Beloit had a post office and railroad service
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  • Janesville [Rock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janesville
    • Janesville [Rock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10,836 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,664 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Janesville had a post office and railroad service
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  • Porters [Rock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porters
    • Porters [Rock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Porters had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porters have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Shopiere [Rock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shopiere
    • Shopiere [Rock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Afton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shopiere had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Tiffany [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiffany
      • Tiffany [Rock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tiffany had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiffany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Footville [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Footville
      • Footville [Rock County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 278 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Footville had a post office and railroad service
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    • Newark [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
      • Newark [Rock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Newark had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Leyden [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leyden
      • Leyden [Rock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leyden had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leyden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Orfordville [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orfordville
      • Orfordville [Rock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 273 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,486 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Orfordville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orfordville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orfordville
    • Rockton [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockton
      • Rockton [Winnebago County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 892 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,477 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rockton had a post office and railroad service
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    • Clinton [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Rock County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 856 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,119 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clinton had a post office and railroad service
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    • Emerald Grove [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald Grove
      • Emerald Grove [Rock County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 129 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Emerald Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald Grove
    • Fellows [Rock County] - Historic
      • While Fellows was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fellows
      • Fellows [Rock County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fellows had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fellows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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.

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.

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The official website for Rock County: www.co.rock.wi.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Afton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6039, Longitude: -89.0712       In this case, the coordinates for Afton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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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