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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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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 Preston County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Preston County: Garrett (MD), Fayette (PA), Barbour, Grant, Monongalia, Taylor & Tucker.

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:

  • Preston County     (The home county of Afton)
    • Lenox [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenox
      • Lenox [Preston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox
    • Morgans Glade [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgans Glade
      • Morgans Glade [Preston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgans Glade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgans Glade
    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Alta
      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<3>
    • Albright [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albright
      • Albright [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albright
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albright<3>
    • Hazelton [Preston County]
    • Little Sandy [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Sandy
      • Little Sandy [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Sandy
    • Kingwood [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,047 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<3>
    • Brandonville [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandonville
      • Brandonville [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 105 people
      • 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]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 84 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruceton Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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>
    • Rockville [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Preston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Salt Lick [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lick
      • Salt Lick [Preston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lick
    • Heathers Run [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathers Run
      • Heathers Run [Preston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathers Run
    • Clifton Mills [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Mills
      • Clifton Mills [Preston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Mills
  • Barbour County
    • Philippi [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philippi
      • Philippi [Barbour County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,239 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philippi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philippi<3>
    • Valley Bend [Barbour County]
  • Grant County
    • Wilson [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Grant County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Bayard [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayard
      • Bayard [Grant County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayard
    • Medley [Grant County]
  • Marion County
    • Hebron [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Marion County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Mount Harmony [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Harmony
      • Mount Harmony [Marion County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Harmony
    • Samaria [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samaria
      • Samaria [Marion County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samaria
    • Canton [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Marion County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Rivesville [Marion County]
    • Fairmont [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
      • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,370 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<3>
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
    • Barrackville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrackville
      • Barrackville [Marion County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,270 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrackville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrackville
    • Grant Town [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant Town
      • Grant Town [Marion County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 590 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grant Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant Town
    • Whitehall [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehall
      • Whitehall [Marion County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 666 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehall
    • Monongah [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monongah
      • Monongah [Marion County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monongah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monongah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monongah<3>
    • Fairview [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Marion County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 403 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
    • Farmington [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Marion County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 363 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<3>
  • Mineral County
    • Schell [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schell
      • Schell [Mineral County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schell
    • Elk Garden [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Garden
      • Elk Garden [Mineral County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Garden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Garden<3>
    • Sulphur City [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur City
      • Sulphur City [Mineral County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur City
    • Hartmansville [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartmansville
      • Hartmansville [Mineral County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartmansville
    • Piedmont [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Mineral County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<3>
    • New Creek [Mineral County]
    • Keyser [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyser
      • Keyser [Mineral County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,863 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyser
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keyser<3>
    • Burlington [Mineral County]
    • Carpendale [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpendale
      • Carpendale [Mineral County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpendale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpendale
  • Monongalia County
    • Cheat Lake [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheat Lake
      • Cheat Lake [Monongalia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheat Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheat Lake
    • Brookhaven [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
      • Brookhaven [Monongalia County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
    • Canyon [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon
      • Canyon [Monongalia County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon
    • Baker Ridge [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker Ridge
      • Baker Ridge [Monongalia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker Ridge
    • Morgantown [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
      • Morgantown [Monongalia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<3>
    • Westover [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
      • Westover [Monongalia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westover<3>
    • Little Falls [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Falls
      • Little Falls [Monongalia County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Falls
    • Granville [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granville
      • Granville [Monongalia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
    • Laurel Point [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Point
      • Laurel Point [Monongalia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Point
    • Star City [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star City
      • Star City [Monongalia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
    • Osage [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osage
      • Osage [Monongalia County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osage
    • Smithtown [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithtown
      • Smithtown [Monongalia County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithtown
    • Bowlby [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowlby
      • Bowlby [Monongalia County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowlby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowlby
  • Randolph County
    • Montrose [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Randolph County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Dryfork [Randolph County]
  • Taylor County
    • Thornton [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
      • Thornton [Taylor County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Knottsville [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knottsville
      • Knottsville [Taylor County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knottsville
    • Grafton [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,968 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<3>
    • Fetterman [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fetterman
      • Fetterman [Taylor County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fetterman
    • Sandy [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
      • Sandy [Taylor County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stone House [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone House
      • Stone House [Taylor County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone House have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Yates [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yates
      • Yates [Taylor County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Flemington [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
      • Flemington [Taylor County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flemington
  • Tucker County
    • Pierce [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Tucker County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
    • Thomas [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
      • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<3>
    • Davis [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
      • Davis [Tucker County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<3>
    • Hambleton [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hambleton
      • Hambleton [Tucker County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hambleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hambleton
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<3>
    • Hendricks [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendricks
      • Hendricks [Tucker County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 254 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendricks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
    • Canaan Valley [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan Valley
      • Canaan Valley [Tucker County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canaan Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canaan Valley<3>
  • Allegany County (MD)
    • Luke [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luke
      • Luke [Allegany County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luke
    • Westernport [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westernport
      • Westernport [Allegany County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westernport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westernport<3>
    • Barton [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barton
      • Barton [Allegany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barton
    • Moscow [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Allegany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Nikep [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nikep
      • Nikep [Allegany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nikep
    • Lonaconing [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonaconing
      • Lonaconing [Allegany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,096 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonaconing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonaconing<3>
    • Midland [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Allegany County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Frostburg [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frostburg
      • Frostburg [Allegany County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,465 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frostburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rawlings [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawlings
      • Rawlings [Allegany County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rawlings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mount Savage [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Savage
      • Mount Savage [Allegany County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Savage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • La Vale [Allegany County]
  • Garrett County (MD)
    • Hutton [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hutton
      • Hutton [Garrett County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Afton
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    • McHenry [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
      • McHenry [Garrett County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Friendsville [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendsville
      • Friendsville [Garrett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oakland [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,803 people
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    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Lake Park
      • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,065 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Accident [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accident
      • Accident [Garrett County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Accident have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Deer Park [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
      • Deer Park [Garrett County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 367 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loch Lynn Heights
      • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 525 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loch Lynn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Red House [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red House
      • Red House [Garrett County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Afton
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    • Bittinger [Garrett County]
    • Swanton [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanton
      • Swanton [Garrett County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wilson [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Garrett County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Schell [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schell
      • Schell [Garrett County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Fayette County (PA)
    • Markleysburg [Fayette County]
    • Farmington [Fayette County]
    • Mount Washington [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Washington
      • Mount Washington [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ohiopyle [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohiopyle
      • Ohiopyle [Fayette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59 people
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    • Point Marion [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Marion
      • Point Marion [Fayette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hutchinson [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hutchinson
      • Hutchinson [Fayette County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Afton
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    • Hopwood [Fayette County]
    • East Uniontown [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Uniontown
      • East Uniontown [Fayette County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Uniontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Atlantic [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlantic
      • Atlantic [Fayette County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
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    • Highhouse [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highhouse
      • Highhouse [Fayette County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
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    • New Geneva [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Geneva
      • New Geneva [Fayette County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
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    • Mount Independence [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Independence
      • Mount Independence [Fayette County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Afton
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    • Uniontown [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown [Fayette County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,632 people
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  • Greene County (PA)
    • Greensboro [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensboro
      • Greensboro [Greene County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
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    • Dunkard [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunkard
      • Dunkard [Greene County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
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    • Mount Morris [Greene County]
    • Carmichaels [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmichaels
      • Carmichaels [Greene County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 435 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmichaels have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rices Landing [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rices Landing
      • Rices Landing [Greene County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 417 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rices Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jefferson [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Greene County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 249 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Clarksville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksville
      • Clarksville [Greene County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 213 people
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  • Somerset County (PA)
    • Ursina [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ursina
      • Ursina [Somerset County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ursina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ursina
    • Addison [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Somerset County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Confluence [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Confluence
      • Confluence [Somerset County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Confluence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Markleton [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markleton
      • Markleton [Somerset County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Markleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Salisbury [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Somerset County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 667 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
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    • Boynton [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boynton
      • Boynton [Somerset County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
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    • Casselman [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casselman
      • Casselman [Somerset County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Casselman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Meyersdale [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meyersdale
      • Meyersdale [Somerset County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,087 people
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    • New Centerville [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Centerville
      • New Centerville [Somerset County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Centerville
    • Rockwood [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood
      • Rockwood [Somerset County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 815 people
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    • Garrett [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garrett
      • Garrett [Somerset County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garrett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Callimont [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Callimont
      • Callimont [Somerset County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Callimont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callimont
    • Wellersburg [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellersburg
      • Wellersburg [Somerset County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellersburg
  • Washington County (PA)
    • Millsboro [Washington County]
    • West Brownsville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Brownsville
      • West Brownsville [Washington County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 960 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Brownsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Brownsville
    • California [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for California
      • California [Washington County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for California have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Westmoreland County (PA)
    • Donegal [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donegal
      • Donegal [Westmoreland County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donegal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Scottdale [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottdale
      • Scottdale [Westmoreland County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,060 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottdale<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 18 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 11 miles [17.7 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 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 Maryland
    • Stories from Pennsylvania
    • Stories from West 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.

  • Miller Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Cemetery
  • Lake Ford UMC Cemetery
  • Lenox Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lenox Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lenox Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox Cemetery
  • Parnell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parnell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parnell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parnell Cemetery
  • Sisler Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sisler Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sisler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sisler Cemetery
  • Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Moriah Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Albright - St. Joe Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Albright - St. Joe Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Albright - St. Joe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Albright - St. Joe Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albright - St. Joe Cemetery
    • Sang Run Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sang Run Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sang Run Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sang Run Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Afton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sang Run Cemetery
    • Savage Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Savage Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Savage Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Savage Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Afton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savage Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2611216<5>
    • Beech Run Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beech Run Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beech Run Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beech Run Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Afton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Run Cemetery
    • Tatlor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tatlor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tatlor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tatlor Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Afton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tatlor Cemetery
    • Kingwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kingwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kingwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kingwood Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood Cemetery
    • Dinkerberger Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dinkerberger Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dinkerberger Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dinkerberger Family Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Afton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dinkerberger Family Cemetery
    • Wilson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wilson Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Afton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Cemetery
    • Hoyes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hoyes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hoyes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hoyes Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Afton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoyes 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.<6>

While we didn't find Afton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Afton.

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

  • Dority [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dority
    • Dority [Preston 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: 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dority
  • Cranesville [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranesville
    • Cranesville [Preston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lenox [Preston County]
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    • Lenox [Preston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> 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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  • Cuzzart [Preston County]
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    • Cuzzart [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • 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]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Morgans Glade [Preston County]
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    • Morgans Glade [Preston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Albright [Preston County]
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      • Albright [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> 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
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    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
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      • Terra Alta [Preston 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: 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]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Point
      • Valley Point [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kingwood [Preston County]
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      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> 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>
    • Corinth [Preston County]
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      • Corinth [Preston 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: 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hutton [Garrett County]
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      • Hutton [Garrett 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: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hutton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hutton
    • 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]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Brandonville [Preston County]
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      • Brandonville [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> 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
    • Hoyes [Garrett County]
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      • Hoyes [Garrett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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About Preston County

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The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.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 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).
<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>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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