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Afton

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Afton is a town in Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 1,911 at the 2010 census. Afton is home to the world's largest arch made of elk antlers. Spanning 75ft across the four lanes of US Highway 89, the arch consists of 3,011 elk antlers and weighs 15 tons.HistoryAfton was founded by Mormon settlers along the Lander cutoff of the Oregon Trail.GeographyAfton is located at at 6267ft in elevation. It is the largest city in Star Valley, a grassland valley in forested mountains.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.18sqmi, all of it land.A periodic spring is Afton's main water supply, which cycles on and off during the summer, fall, and winter at 12 to 18 minute intervals. During the spring the flow never stops due to increased water supply from the melting snowpack. At full flow the Intermittent Spring discharges up to 285 gallons per second. It is located 5 miles east of Afton, a short hike from the end of Swift Creek Road.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,911 people, 703 households, and 496 families residing in the town. The population density was 457.2PD/sqmi. There were 855 housing units at an average density of 204.5/sqmi. The racial makeup of the town was 94.1% White, 0.2% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 2.6% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population.
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