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Welcome to Avon ...

Avon is located in Contra Costa County<1>.

Avon is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Avon lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Adding Avon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Avon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Avon was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Avon on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Avon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two California communities named Avon: This one is located in Contra Costa County and the other is located in Butte County.

Beyond California, there are 40 communities that are also named Avon - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, 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.

Communities near Avon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Avon.

  • Oakland [Alameda County]
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    • Oakland [Alameda County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southwest of Avon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 433,031 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<4>
  • Concord [Contra Costa County]
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    • Concord [Contra Costa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Avon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 129,295 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<4>
  • Vallejo [Solano County]
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    • Vallejo [Solano County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Avon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 121,692 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vallejo<4>
  • Berkeley [Alameda County]
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    • Berkeley [Alameda County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Avon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 121,363 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berkeley<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fairfield [Solano County]
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      • Fairfield [Solano County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the north of Avon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 117,133 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<4>
    • Antioch [Contra Costa County]
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      • Antioch [Contra Costa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the east of Avon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 111,502 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antioch<4>
    • Richmond [Contra Costa County]
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      • Richmond [Contra Costa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Avon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 110,567 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<4>
    • San Ramon [Contra Costa County]
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      • San Ramon [Contra Costa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of Avon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 75,995 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Ramon<4>
    • Pittsburg [Contra Costa County]
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      • Pittsburg [Contra Costa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the east of Avon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 72,588 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsburg<4>
    • Walnut Creek [Contra Costa County]
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      • Walnut Creek [Contra Costa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Avon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 70,166 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Creek<4>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Avon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Avon.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Avon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Avon. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 Page for Avon.

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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 Contra Costa County: www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Contra Costa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 AvonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0330, Longitude: -122.0757    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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