Afton Township was organized on January
11, 1907. There is evidence in the records that an earlier name for the
area was Norman.
The petitioners for Afton township were: Oluf Lokensgaard, Wm. F.
Gull, John Sindlinger, Wm. Wendt, Ole L. Olson, J.D. Gordon, D. Wilmes, H.
Rygmyr, Irvin Garnsey, Haur W.Z. ?, O.H. Dokken, C. Gunderson, E.O.
Nordrum, A.L. Weber, W.G. Gilmer, Wm. E. Balest, ?.M. McGrath, Roy Smith,
Ross Smith, Rolla Morrison, George Webster, D.J. Webster, Jocob Frost, E.A.
Brown, R.O. Rogers, Z.M. ?, M. Rustad, John A. Berg, F.W. Roach, H.Bruns,
C.V. Swanson, J.V. Mich, Fred W. Lorenzen ?, J. Dopvig ?, R.L. Otto, H.F.
Otto. The question mark indicates that the handwritten name in the records
is not clear.
It seems to be impossible to find out where the name Afton came
Early settlers came in about 1887.