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Afton is an unincorporated community of Nelson County. It has a population of about 4,000.[1]

View of Afton at the turn of the 20th century

In the 1840's, the Village of Afton served as a staging area for materials for Claudius Crozet's railway through the Blue Ridge Mountains.[2] The Village of Afton was officially established in April of 1859 with a post office and train depot.[3]

Notable Businesses in Afton


Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°01′58″N 78°50′21″E / 38.03281°N -78.839127°W / 38.03281; --78.839127


  1. Web. Afton VA,, 2011, retrieved 3 August 2012.
  2. Web. Secrets of the Blue Ridge: Old Afton Village, Phil James, Crozet Gazette, Crozet Gazette, 12 May 2011, retrieved 3 August 2012.
  3. Web. The History of Afton Mountain, Ann Wright, Virginia Living, 21 September 2011, retrieved 3 August 2012.

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