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Afton, Wyoming

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Welcome to Afton ...

The town of Afton is located in Lincoln County<1> (at the time of its founding, Afton was located in Uinta County).

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Afton has a population of 2,048 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Afton.

Afton is 6,240 feet [1,902 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Afton is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Afton lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Afton is within the boundaries of the (307) area code.

The ZIP code for Afton: 83110<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Afton had an population of 2,048 people. This is an increase of 7.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Afton had a population of 1,911 people (which is 10.55% of the total population of Lincoln County). This makes Afton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Afton represents 0.34% of the total population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's 30th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,911 people, the population of Afton increased 5.12% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,818 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Afton.

Adding Afton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Afton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Afton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Afton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Wyoming (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Afton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Afton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Afton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Delaware, Georgia (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Afton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Afton.

  • Star Valley Ranch [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Valley Ranch
    • Star Valley Ranch [Lincoln County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Afton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,700 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Valley Ranch
  • Thayne [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thayne
    • Thayne [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Afton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 403 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thayne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thayne<6>
  • Grover [Lincoln County]
  • Auburn [Lincoln County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Smoot [Lincoln County]
    • Turnerville [Lincoln County]
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      • Turnerville [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Afton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turnerville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnerville
    • Bedford [Lincoln County]
    • Freedom [Caribou County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
      • Freedom [Caribou County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Afton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
    • Freedom [Lincoln County]
    • Etna [Lincoln County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Afton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Afton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Afton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Afton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Afton. See our Newspapers Page for Afton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Afton ...

Looking for more information about Afton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Afton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Afton.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Lincoln, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Afton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Afton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Afton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Afton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Afton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Afton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AftonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Afton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7253, Longitude: -110.9280    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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