AFTON RIVER, Antigonish County

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
Pomquet.

The population in 1956 was 221.