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1890 Communities Near Afton ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Afton in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Afton.

  • Albright [Preston County]
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    • Albright [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Afton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 89 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Albright had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albright
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albright<3>
  • Amblersburg [Preston County]
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    • Amblersburg [Preston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Afton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Amblersburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amblersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amblersburg
  • Brandonville [Preston County]
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    • Brandonville [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Afton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 105 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brandonville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandonville
  • Bruceton Mills [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruceton Mills
    • Bruceton Mills [Preston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Afton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 221 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 84 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bruceton Mills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruceton Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruceton Mills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bruceton Mills<3>
  • Clifton Mills [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Mills
    • Clifton Mills [Preston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Afton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 105 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clifton Mills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Mills
  • Corinth [Preston County]
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    • Corinth [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Afton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Corinth had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corinth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
  • Cranesville [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranesville
    • Cranesville [Preston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Afton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cranesville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranesville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranesville
  • Cuzzart [Preston County]
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    • Cuzzart [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Afton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cuzzart had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuzzart have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuzzart
  • Continue List ...
    • Dority [Preston County]
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      • Dority [Preston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 34 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dority had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dority have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dority
    • Friendsville [Garrett County]
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      • Friendsville [Garrett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 160 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Friendsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendsville<3>
    • Glade Farms [Preston County]
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      • Glade Farms [Preston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Glade Farms had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glade Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade Farms
    • Guseman [Preston County] - Historic
      • While Guseman was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guseman
      • Guseman [Preston County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Afton
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Guseman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guseman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Herring [Preston County]
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      • Herring [Preston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Afton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Herring had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herring
    • Hoyes [Garrett County]
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      • Hoyes [Garrett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hoyes had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoyes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoyes
    • Hudson [Preston County]
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      • Hudson [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Afton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hudson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
    • Hutton [Garrett County]
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      • Hutton [Garrett County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hutton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hutton
    • Kingwood [Preston County]
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      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 625 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,047 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kingwood had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<3>
    • Lenox [Preston County]
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      • Lenox [Preston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lenox had a post office and no railroad service
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    • McHenry [Garrett County]
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      • McHenry [Garrett County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 69 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, McHenry had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McHenry<3>
    • Morgans Glade [Preston County]
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      • Morgans Glade [Preston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Afton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Morgans Glade had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgans Glade have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgans Glade
    • Oakland [Garrett County]
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      • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,046 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,803 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oakland had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Rockville [Preston County]
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      • Rockville [Preston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rockville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Skipnish [Garrett County] - Historic
      • While Skipnish was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skipnish
      • Skipnish [Garrett County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Skipnish had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skipnish have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Snider [Preston County]
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      • Snider [Preston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Afton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Snider had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snider have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snider
    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
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      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 443 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Terra Alta had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<3>
    • Valley Point [Preston County]
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      • Valley Point [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Afton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Valley Point had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Point

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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: 39.5359, Longitude: -79.5387       In this case, the coordinates for Afton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.




 

 

 


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