Dona Ana County

 

Ghost Towns

 

Aden

A community on spur railroad in the south-west part of the county. A nearby extinct volcano is called crater of Aden. Since the railroads chose names from many disconnected sources, this may be named after the seaport town of Aden, in Arabia.

Post office from 1894-1898 and 1905-1924 
All that remains of the town of Aden is a sign.

 

Afton


Former post office and trading point on spur railroad, 20 mi south-west  of Las Cruces.
Named for the Afton river in Scotland, as a number of Scotsmen settled here in the early days. Post office 1924 -1941 

 

 

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