A river which flows notherwest into George Bay.
Formerly called Little River.
Probably named after the poem, "Flow Gently, Sweet Afton", by Robert Burns
AFTON STATION, Antigonish County
A settlement east of the town of Antigonish, it was settled by a number
of Irish farmers
whose descendants still live in the section. In 1864 a tannery, blacksmith shop and two
mills were located there and now it has a sawmill, a post office and a railway station on the CNR.
There is an Indian Day School at Bayfield Road. The old Indian reservation was known as
The population in 1956 was 221.