The Afton area is an unincorporated community of Ellis Township located on the Pigeon River in the northeast section of Michigan. The community of Afton began in 1887 as a lumber camp. The Afton area zip code is 49705. Afton is a part of Cheboygan County on Michigan Highway 68 east of Indian River off of Interstate 75. The total population of the Afton community is very small, but the total population of Ellis Township is 989 people. The population density of this area is only eleven people per square mile. There are three hundred and seventy-six households in the Ellis Township area, only a few of them are located directly in the Afton community. The average age of those living in the Afton and Ellis Township area is forty-two years old. The small Afton community is a mostly residential area located on the scenic river - the community offers residents and guests alike a beautiful and comforting atmosphere to enjoy.