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Avon, Alabama

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Welcome to Avon ...

The town of Avon is located in Houston County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Avon has a population of 530 people<1> (see below for details).

Avon is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Avon lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Avon (for example, toward Colquitt (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Avon is located in the (334) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Avon had a population of 543 people. This makes Avon the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Avon represents 0.01% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 325th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 543 people, the population of Avon increased 16.52% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 466 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Avon had an population of 530 people. This is a decrease of 2.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.73% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Avon.

Communities near Avon ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Avon and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   2015
Dothan   [Map]   68,567   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,736   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kinsey   [Map]   2,197   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Malvern   [Map]   1,446   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Midland City   [Map]   2,386   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rehobeth   [Map]   1,449   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Avon.

Communities Also Named Avon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Avon - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Montana, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah (2), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Avon.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Avon. We make it easy 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.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Avon.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Avon:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Avon ...

Looking for more information about Avon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Avon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Avon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Avon.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Avon. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Avon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Avon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Avon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Avon.


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