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AFTON, TEXAS


Texas Ghost Town
Fisher County, Texas Panhandle

FM 92
5 Miles W of Hamlin
NE of Roby the county seat
39 Miles NE of Sweetwater

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Afton TX -  Fisher County - Afton Cemetery
Afton Cemetery one mile west of Hitson
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2013

History in a Pecan Shell

Settled in the late 1900s, the town was named after an early family. A cemetery was set aside early on and in the late 1880s a school was constructed which doubled as a church until one could be built.

The town had a post office for some time between the beginning of 1892 and the end of 1893. The school eventually merged with Hitson
. The town was ďa dispersed communityĒ by 1940 and today all thatís left is the Afton cemetery.

Fisher County TX vintage map
Fisher County map showing Hitson
From Texas state map #10749
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Afton, Texas Nearby Towns:
Roby the county seat
Hamlin
Sweetwater
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