Afton

Afton is on Farm Road 92 five miles west of Hamlin in northeastern Fisher County. The area was settled by the Afton family in the late nineteenth century. About 1889 a school was built at the site of the Afton cemetery. Church services were held in the school for a time, and a church building was erected nearby some years later. In 1892 Afton was granted a post office, which closed the following year. The school was consolidated with that of nearby Hitson a few years later. In 1940 Afton had a church, a cemetery, and scattered dwellings, and by 1965 all that remained was the cemetery.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

No

Place type

Afton is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Dugout)
  • (Oma)

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.89427220
    Longitude
    -100.22982640

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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