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Afton, Texas
Patton Springs School
Patton Springs School
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Coordinates: 33°45′46″N 100°49′00″W / 33.76278°N 100.81667°W / 33.76278; -100.81667Coordinates: 33°45′46″N 100°49′00″W / 33.76278°N 100.81667°W / 33.76278; -100.81667
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Dickens
Region Llano Estacado
Established 1893
2,536 ft (773 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
Area code 806

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


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


The Patton Springs Independent School District serves area students.

Notable people

  • Saddlemaker Charles Weldon Cannon was born in Afton in 1915.
  • American Country Music artist Trent Willmon was raised on a ranch near Afton.
2018 Afton Gin
Afton Gin, 2018
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