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Afton Township
 T154N X R83W       
Township Map 1912 and before
Latitude = 48-07-27 N
Longitude = 101-20-19 W
Township Information and map are from the book "People of the Prairie"
By the people of the South Prairie area.

    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 from.
   Early settlers came in about 1887.

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