kids encyclopedia robot

Afton, Nevada facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Afton, Nevada
Country United States
State Nevada
County Elko
Elevation
6,430 ft (1,960 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)

Afton is a ghost town Elko County, Nevada, in the United States. Afton also was known as the name "Taber City".

History

Afton was settled by Mormons from Afton, Wyoming and the new site was named with name, but also known by "Taber City". The town has started in 1910 and had fifty homesteaders. It was the time of the large Mormon dry farming experiment, as Metropolis. The site was plagued in 1915 by a lack of rain and for an invasion of rabbits. Crops were poor and in 1917 only half of the original settlers remained. Conditions improved somewhat but it won't ever get that good. Nowadys, the area is still used for farming and raising livestock. The existing ranches are owned by descendents of the original settlers.

kids search engine
Afton, Nevada Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.