Afton, Tennessee

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Afton, Tennessee
Unincorporated community
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Afton, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Afton, Tennessee
Afton, Tennessee
Afton, Tennessee is located in the US
Afton, Tennessee
Afton, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°11′38″N 82°44′20″W / 36.19389°N 82.73889°W / 36.19389; -82.73889Coordinates: 36°11′38″N 82°44′20″W / 36.19389°N 82.73889°W / 36.19389; -82.73889
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Greene
Elevation 1,463 ft (446 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 37616
Area code(s) 423
GNIS feature ID 1304773[1]

Afton is an unincorporated community in Greene County, Tennessee.[2] It is believed that the community's name comes from Robert Burns's song "Sweet Afton", about the River Afton in Scotland.[3] Its ZIP code is 37616.[4]

Some of Afton has been annexed by the town of Greeneville and the city of Tusculum.

Education[edit]

Chuckey-Doak High School and Chuckey-Doak Middle School are the only schools in Afton.

Postal service[edit]

Afton has its own post office and zip code (37616). The post office is located at 432 Afton Road, Afton, Tennessee 37616.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Afton
  2. ^ "GNIS Detail - Afton". geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2015-12-02. 
  3. ^ Miller, Larry L. (2001). Tennessee Place-names. Indiana University Press. p. 3. ISBN 0-253-21478-5. 
  4. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.