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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Avon.

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Around Avon ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dothan. It lies just northwest of Avon. Dothan has a population of 68,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the west of Avon and has a population of 28,000 people.

For comparison, Avon has a population of 530 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Avon and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Clayton   [Map]   2,925   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,141   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,903   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,596   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,460   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,736   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,719   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,726   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Chattahoochee (FL)   [Map]   3,144   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Chipley (FL)   [Map]   3,565   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Marianna (FL)   [Map]   9,100   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bainbridge (GA)   [Map]   12,507   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Blakely (GA)   [Map]   4,871   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]   3,670   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Donalsonville (GA)   [Map]   2,675   E   25 miles [40.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashford   [Map]   2,158   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Columbia   [Map]   737   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cottonwood   [Map]   1,264   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cowarts   [Map]   1,988   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Gordon   [Map]   327   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Grimes   [Map]   546   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kinsey   [Map]   2,197   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Madrid   [Map]   338   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Napier Field   [Map]   347   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Parish   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Parker Village   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rehobeth   [Map]   1,449   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Taylor   [Map]   2,402   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Webb   [Map]   1,413   N   5 miles [8 km]

For more communities neighboring Avon, please visit our County-by-County Page for Avon.

Houston County ...

Avon is located in Houston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Houston County: Dale, Geneva, Henry, Jackson (FL), Early (GA) & Seminole (GA).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Avon.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Avon. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Avon. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Airports Near Avon ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Avon.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Marianna Muni.(ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]   MAI   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Donalsonville Muni.   [Map]   17J   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Early Co. Airport(ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]   BIJ   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   N   29 miles [46.7 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Avon.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Avon. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   WSW   88 miles [141.6 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   WSW   123 miles [197.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NNE   176 miles [283.2 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   185 miles [297.7 km]
Jacksonville Intl. (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]   JAX   ESE   218 miles [350.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   ENE   68 miles [109.4 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SSW   71 miles [114.3 km]
Tallahassee Rgnl. (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]   TLH   SE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   NNE   94 miles [151.3 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NW   101 miles [162.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Marianna Muni.(ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]   MAI   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Donalsonville Muni.   [Map]   17J   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Early Co. Airport(ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]   BIJ   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   WSW   35 miles [56.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Marianna Muni.   (ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Early Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Decatur Co. Air Park   (BGE/KBGE)   [Map]
        Website for Decatur County Industrial Air Park
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
        Website for Tallahassee Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Avon.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Avon. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Avon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Avon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Avon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1804, Longitude: -85.2794     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Avon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Avon), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Avon.



 
 
 

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