Afton, Wisconsin

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Afton, Wisconsin
Afton, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Afton, Wisconsin
Afton, Wisconsin
Afton, Wisconsin is located in the United States
Afton, Wisconsin
Afton, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 42°36′14″N 89°04′16″W / 42.60389°N 89.07111°W / 42.60389; -89.07111Coordinates: 42°36′14″N 89°04′16″W / 42.60389°N 89.07111°W / 42.60389; -89.07111
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyRock
Elevation
232 m (761 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)608
GNIS feature ID1560708[1]

Afton is an unincorporated community in the Town of Rock, in Rock County, Wisconsin, United States.[1] The town hall for the Town of Rock is in Afton.[2]

History[edit]

Originally called Middletown, the community was renamed in about 1857–8 after the poem Sweet Afton by Robert Burns.[3]

Notable people[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Afton, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Town of Rock.
  3. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 35.
  4. ^ "Diane Hendricks". Forbes. Retrieved 24 February 2015.