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Welcome to Avalon ...

The town of Avalon is located in Stephens County<1>.

The location of Avalon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Avalon has a population of 225 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Avalon.

Avalon is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Avalon lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Avalon: (706) and (762)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Avalon had an population of 225 people. This is an increase of 5.63% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Avalon had a population of 213 people. This makes Avalon the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 213 people, the population of Avalon decreased 23.38% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 278 people).

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

Communities Also Named Avalon ...

While we believe that this Avalon is located in Stephens County, we know of another 5 Georgia communities named Avalon. Those communities are located in the following counties: Chatham, Clayton, Dougherty, Franklin and Newton County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 25 communities that are also named Avalon - they are located in California, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana (2), Maryland (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Avalon ...

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

  • Seneca [Oconee County]
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    • Seneca [Oconee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Avalon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,564 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seneca<7>
  • Toccoa [Stephens County]
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    • Toccoa [Stephens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Avalon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,300 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toccoa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toccoa<7>
  • Cornelia [Habersham County]
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    • Cornelia [Habersham County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Avalon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,799 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornelia<7>
  • Walhalla [Oconee County]
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    • Walhalla [Oconee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Avalon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,460 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walhalla<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hartwell [Hart County]
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      • Hartwell [Hart County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Avalon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,446 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartwell<7>
    • Jarrett [Stephens County]
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      • Jarrett [Stephens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Avalon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,974 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jarrett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Baldwin [Banks County]
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      • Baldwin [Banks County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Avalon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwin<7>
    • Westminster [Oconee County]
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      • Westminster [Oconee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Avalon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,598 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster<7>
    • Royston [Franklin County]
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      • Royston [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Avalon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,562 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Royston<7>
    • Lavonia [Franklin County]
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      • Lavonia [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Avalon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,187 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lavonia<7>

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 Avalon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Avalon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Avalon. 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 Avalon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Avalon. See our Newspapers Page for Avalon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Avalon ...

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

Adding Avalon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Avalon 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 Avalon was on a map titled Map of Georgia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Avalon on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1915.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Stephens County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Stephens, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Avalon.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avalon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Avalon) 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 Avalon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AvalonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avalon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5027, Longitude: -83.1967       In this case, the coordinates for Avalon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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