Afton, Texas

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Afton is located in Texas
Afton
Afton
Location of Afton in Texas

Afton is an unincorporated community in northern Dickens County, Texas, United States.[1]

History[edit]

A post office was established in the community under the name Beckton in 1893, and the name was changed to Afton in 1900.[2] The present name is derived from the poem Sweet Afton by Robert Burns.[3]

Education[edit]

The Patton Springs Independent School District serves area students.

Notable people[edit]

Saddlemaker Charles Weldon Cannon was born in Afton in 1915.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Afton, Texas
  2. ^ Afton from the Handbook of Texas Online
  3. ^ Tarpley, Fred (5 July 2010). 1001 Texas Place Names. University of Texas Press. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-292-78693-6. 

Coordinates: 33°45′46″N 100°49′00″W / 33.7628599°N 100.8168001°W / 33.7628599; -100.8168001