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Avon Lake, Iowa

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Welcome to Avon Lake ...

Avon Lake is located in Polk County.

A typical abbreviation for Avon Lake: Avon Lk.

Avon Lake is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

Communities near Avon Lake ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>.

Community   2015<3>
Population
DirectionDistance
Altoona   [Map]   16,984   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ankeny   [Map]   56,764   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clive   [Map]   17,419   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Des Moines   [Map]   210,330   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Grimes   [Map]   10,676   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Indianola   [Map]   15,467   S   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Avon Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Avon Lake - it's located in Ohio.

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

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 Lake. 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 Lake. 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 Lake.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Avon Lake ...

Looking for more information about Avon Lake? 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 Lake? 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 Lake, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Avon Lake.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning 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 Lake. 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.

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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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: www.iowa.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avon Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avon Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5219, Longitude: -93.5010     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Avon Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Avon Lake.

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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 Lake.



 
 
 

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