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Around Afton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Morgantown. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Afton. Morgantown has a population of 30,800 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Fairmont. It is located about 32 miles [ km] to the west of Afton and has a population of 18,400 people.

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Afton.<2>

  • Friendsville [Garrett County]
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    • Friendsville [Garrett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendsville<4>
  • Hutton [Garrett County]
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    • Hutton [Garrett County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Afton
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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
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McHenry<4>
  • Oakland [Garrett County]
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    • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Afton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,803 people
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  • Albright [Preston County]
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    • Albright [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Afton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 277 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albright<4>
  • Brandonville [Preston County]
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    • Brandonville [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Afton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 105 people
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  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Bruceton Mills [Preston County]
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      • Bruceton Mills [Preston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hazelton [Preston County]
    • Heathers Run [Preston County]
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      • Heathers Run [Preston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Afton
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    • Kingwood [Preston County]
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      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Afton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,047 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<4>
    • Lenox [Preston County]
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      • Lenox [Preston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Afton
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    • Little Sandy [Preston County]
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      • Little Sandy [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Afton
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    • Morgans Glade [Preston County]
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      • Morgans Glade [Preston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgans Glade have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Salt Lick [Preston County]
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      • Salt Lick [Preston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Afton
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    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
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      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> 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<4>

For more communities neighboring Afton, please visit our County-by-County Page for Afton.

Preston County ...

Afton is located in Preston County<5>.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Afton ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Afton.

Airports Near Afton ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Afton and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Afton.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Afton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Afton.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Afton) to Point B.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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Preston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Afton), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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