Affton is a census-designated place or CDP in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States, near St. Louis. As of the census of 2000, there were 20,535 people, 8,892 households, and 5,655 families residing in this beautiful CDP.
'The Affton' as it was known prior to 1900 is described as having been a good place to live, quiet and beautiful. This still holds true today.
Perhaps the most treasured landmark of the community is Grant’s log cabin which now stands in the Busch estate on Gravois Road. The cabin was originally built in 1848 by Ulysses S. Grant on an eighty acre tract given to him by his father-in-law, Col. Frederick Dent. This tract of ground is just west of the area where Laclede Station and Rock Hill intersect. The cabin was built in the general vicinity of what is now the St. Paul’s Cemetery entrance.
The Bayless School District, Affton School District, Lutheran High School South, Seven Holy Founders, and St. Dominic Savio are all found in Affton.