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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Avon.

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How Far From Avon to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Avon to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Avon to:

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Avon to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,597 miles [10,616.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,291 miles [11,733.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,173 miles [8,325.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Avon ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Avon.

While the name Avon is unique within Alabama, we know of another 38 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Sevier County

Our profile page for Avon, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the West Northwest

California

Butte County

Our profile page for Avon, Butte County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Butte County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Avon, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,129 miles [3,426.3 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Eagle County

Our profile page for Avon, Eagle County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,325 miles [2,132.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Avon, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the Northeast

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Idaho

Latah County

Our profile page for Avon, Latah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,978 miles [3,183.3 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Fulton County

Our profile page for Avon, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Hendricks County

Our profile page for Avon, Hendricks County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the North

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Iowa

Polk County

Our profile page for Avon, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Coffey County

Our profile page for Avon, Coffey County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Coffey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sumner County

Our profile page for Avon, Sumner County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sumner County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Clark County

Our profile page for Avon, Clark County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Avon, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the North

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Maine

Franklin County

Our profile page for Avon, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,241 miles [1,997.2 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Avon, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,089 miles [1,752.6 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Avon, Oakland County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Oakland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Stearns County

Our profile page for Avon, Stearns County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,111 miles [1,788 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Washington County

Our profile page for Avon, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Cass County

Our profile page for Avon, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the Northwest

Clay County

Our profile page for Avon, Clay County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sainte Genevieve County

Our profile page for Avon, Sainte Genevieve County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Powell County

Our profile page for Avon, Powell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,798 miles [2,893.6 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Avon   [Map]
Distance: About 1,452 miles [2,336.8 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Avon, Monmouth County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Monmouth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Livingston County

Our profile page for Avon, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 909 miles [1,462.9 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Dare County

Our profile page for Avon, Dare County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Lorain County

Our profile page for Avon, Lorain County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Avon
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Columbia County

Our profile page for Avon, Columbia County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Columbia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Lebanon County

Our profile page for Avon, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Bon Homme County

Our profile page for Avon, Bon Homme County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the Northwest

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Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Avon, Cache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,630 miles [2,623.2 km] to the Northwest

Iron County

Our profile page for Avon, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,655 miles [2,663.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Nelson County

Our profile page for Avon, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Skagit County

Our profile page for Avon, Skagit County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,268 miles [3,650 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Doddridge County

Our profile page for Avon, Doddridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Wisconsin

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Avon, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the North Northwest

Rock County

Our profile page for Avon, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Houston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Avon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, 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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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Avon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 312.625 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.749 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.199 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Avon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Avon.



 
 
 

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