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Our Genealogy Helper for Avon Lake ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Avon Lake (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Avon Lake. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Avon Lake ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Avon Lake: Avon Lk.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Avon Lake is located in Polk County.

To see how the shape of Iowa's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Polk County: Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Story & Warren.

Below are the counties that are near Avon Lake. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Avon Lake:

  • Polk County     (The home county of Avon Lake)
    • Carlisle [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
      • Carlisle [Polk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlisle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<3>
    • Adelphi [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adelphi
      • Adelphi [Polk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Avon Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adelphi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adelphi
    • Pleasant Hill [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Polk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,025 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Hill<3>
    • Rising Sun [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Sun
      • Rising Sun [Polk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Sun
    • Runnells [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runnells
      • Runnells [Polk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 498 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runnells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Runnells<3>
    • Country Estate Village [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Estate Village
      • Country Estate Village [Polk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Estate Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country Estate Village
    • Des Moines [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [Polk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 212,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<3>
    • Altoona [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altoona
      • Altoona [Polk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altoona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altoona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altoona<3>
    • Norwalk [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
      • Norwalk [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,449 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<3>
    • Berwick [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berwick
      • Berwick [Polk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwick
    • Marquisville [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marquisville
      • Marquisville [Polk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marquisville
    • Bondurant [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bondurant
      • Bondurant [Polk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,293 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bondurant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bondurant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bondurant<3>
    • Mitchellville [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchellville
      • Mitchellville [Polk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchellville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchellville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mitchellville<3>
  • Boone County
    • Madrid [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madrid
      • Madrid [Boone County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,550 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madrid
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madrid<3>
    • Luther [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luther
      • Luther [Boone County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 133 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luther have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
  • Clarke County
    • Liberty [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Clarke County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Avon Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Woodburn [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodburn
      • Woodburn [Clarke County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 189 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodburn<3>
    • Osceola [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola
      • Osceola [Clarke County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osceola<3>
    • Murray [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Clarke County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 681 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
  • Dallas County
    • Booneville [Dallas County]
    • Waukee [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukee
      • Waukee [Dallas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukee<3>
    • Granger [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granger
      • Granger [Dallas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granger<3>
    • Van Meter [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Meter
      • Van Meter [Dallas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,342 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Meter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Van Meter<3>
    • Dallas Center [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas Center
      • Dallas Center [Dallas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,822 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallas Center<3>
    • DeSoto [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeSoto
      • DeSoto [Dallas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,061 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeSoto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for DeSoto<3>
    • Adel [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adel
      • Adel [Dallas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,607 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adel<3>
    • Xenia [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Xenia
      • Xenia [Dallas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Xenia
    • Minburn [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minburn
      • Minburn [Dallas County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 357 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minburn
    • Woodward [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodward
      • Woodward [Dallas County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,472 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodward
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodward<3>
    • Bouton [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bouton
      • Bouton [Dallas County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bouton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bouton
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    • Redfield [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redfield
      • Redfield [Dallas County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 832 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redfield<3>
    • Dexter [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dexter
      • Dexter [Dallas County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 598 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dexter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dexter<3>
  • Jasper County
    • Vandalia [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandalia
      • Vandalia [Jasper County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Avon Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandalia
    • Prairie City [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie City
      • Prairie City [Jasper County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,721 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prairie City<3>
    • Oswalt [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oswalt
      • Oswalt [Jasper County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswalt
    • Colfax [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
      • Colfax [Jasper County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,050 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<3>
    • Valeria [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valeria
      • Valeria [Jasper County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valeria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valeria
    • Green Castle [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Castle
      • Green Castle [Jasper County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Castle
    • Monroe [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Jasper County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<3>
    • Goddard [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goddard
      • Goddard [Jasper County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goddard
    • Mingo [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mingo
      • Mingo [Jasper County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mingo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mingo<3>
    • Metz [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metz
      • Metz [Jasper County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metz
    • Ira [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ira
      • Ira [Jasper County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ira
    • Clyde [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
      • Clyde [Jasper County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
    • Lambs Grove [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambs Grove
      • Lambs Grove [Jasper County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambs Grove
  • Lucas County
    • Williamson [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamson
      • Williamson [Lucas County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 157 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamson<3>
    • Lucas [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucas
      • Lucas [Lucas County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucas
    • Chariton [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chariton
      • Chariton [Lucas County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chariton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chariton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chariton<3>
    • Derby [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
      • Derby [Lucas County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
    • Russell [Lucas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
      • Russell [Lucas County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russell<3>
  • Madison County
    • Saint Charles [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
      • Saint Charles [Madison County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 656 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Charles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Patterson [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patterson
      • Patterson [Madison County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 163 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patterson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson
    • Truro [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truro
      • Truro [Madison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Truro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Peru [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Peru
      • East Peru [Madison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 133 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Peru
    • Winterset [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterset
      • Winterset [Madison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,428 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterset
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winterset<3>
    • Earlham [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earlham
      • Earlham [Madison County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,409 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earlham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earlham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Earlham<3>
  • Mahaska County
    • Leighton [Mahaska County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leighton
      • Leighton [Mahaska County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leighton<3>
  • Marion County
    • Swan [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan
      • Swan [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 74 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan
    • Pleasantville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantville
      • Pleasantville [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasantville<3>
    • Otley [Marion County]
    • Bauer [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bauer
      • Bauer [Marion County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bauer
    • Knoxville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knoxville
      • Knoxville [Marion County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knoxville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knoxville<3>
    • Melcher-Dallas [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melcher-Dallas
      • Melcher-Dallas [Marion County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melcher-Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Newbern [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newbern
      • Newbern [Marion County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Avon Lake
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    • Columbia [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Marion County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Pella [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pella
      • Pella [Marion County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,266 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pella
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    • Harvey [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
      • Harvey [Marion County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Marysville [Marion County]
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      • Marysville [Marion County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
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    • Bussey [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bussey
      • Bussey [Marion County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
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    • Hamilton [Marion County]
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      • Hamilton [Marion County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
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  • Marshall County
    • Rhodes [Marshall County]
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      • Rhodes [Marshall County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 298 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhodes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Melbourne [Marshall County]
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      • Melbourne [Marshall County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 796 people
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    • Laurel [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Marshall County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 234 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • State Center [Marshall County]
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      • State Center [Marshall County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,432 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for State Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Haverhill [Marshall County]
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      • Haverhill [Marshall County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haverhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Monroe County
    • Lovilia [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovilia
      • Lovilia [Monroe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 516 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovilia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Story County
    • Cambridge [Story County]
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      • Cambridge [Story County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 796 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cambridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Huxley [Story County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huxley
      • Huxley [Story County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,270 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huxley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Maxwell [Story County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
      • Maxwell [Story County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 908 people
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    • Slater [Story County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slater
      • Slater [Story County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,471 people
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    • Collins [Story County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Story County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 472 people
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    • Iowa Center [Story County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iowa Center
      • Iowa Center [Story County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
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    • Midvale [Story County]
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      • Midvale [Story County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
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    • Kelley [Story County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelley
      • Kelley [Story County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 300 people
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    • Nevada [Story County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nevada
      • Nevada [Story County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,682 people
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    • Ames [Story County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ames
      • Ames [Story County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,033 people
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    • Colo [Story County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colo
      • Colo [Story County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
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  • Union County
    • Lorimor [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorimor
      • Lorimor [Union County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
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  • Warren County
    • Hartford [Warren County]
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      • Hartford [Warren County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Palmyra [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmyra
      • Palmyra [Warren County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
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    • Lakewood [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
      • Lakewood [Warren County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Avon Lake
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    • Ackworth [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackworth
      • Ackworth [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 105 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ackworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Spring Hill [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hill
      • Spring Hill [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Indianola [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
      • Indianola [Warren County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,072 people
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    • Sandyville [Warren County]
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      • Sandyville [Warren County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54 people
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    • Cumming [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumming
      • Cumming [Warren County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 413 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumming have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Prole [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prole
      • Prole [Warren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prole have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Churchville [Warren County]
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      • Churchville [Warren County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon Lake
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    • Milo [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milo
      • Milo [Warren County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 760 people
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    • Martensdale [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martensdale
      • Martensdale [Warren County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martensdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bevington [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bevington
      • Bevington [Warren County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bevington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Avon Lake, see our County-by-County Page for Avon Lake.

Newspapers Published in Avon Lake ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 282 newspapers that have been published in the area around Avon Lake.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Avon Lake, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Avon Lake.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Avon Lake:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Iowa

Cemeteries Near Avon Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Avon Lake.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Avon Lake covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Avon Cemetery
  • Carlisle Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carlisle Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carlisle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Elm Grove Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elm Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Grove Cemetery
  • Scotch Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scotch Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Scotch Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Oakwood Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Middle River Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Middle River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Wicker Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wicker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wicker Cemetery
    • Powers - Warren Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Powers - Warren Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stuart Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stuart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sims Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sims Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Laurel Hill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Laurel Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Hill Cemetery
    • Rising Sun Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rising Sun Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ft. Des Moines Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Des Moines Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Des Moines Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Harvey Cemetery
    • Palmyra Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palmyra Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Palmyra Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Palmyra Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Avon Lake in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Avon Lake.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Avon Lake, with the one closest to Avon Lake listed first.

  • Carlisle [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
    • Carlisle [Polk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 329 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,323 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Carlisle had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlisle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Avon [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
    • Avon [Polk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Avon Lake
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Avon had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
  • Levey [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Levey
    • Levey [Polk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon Lake
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Levey had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Levey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Levey
  • Hastie [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hastie
    • Hastie [Polk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hastie had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hastie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hastie
  • Adelphi [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adelphi
    • Adelphi [Polk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Avon Lake
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 61 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Adelphi had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adelphi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adelphi
  • East Des Moines [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Des Moines
    • East Des Moines [Polk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon Lake
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Des Moines had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Des Moines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Rising Sun [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Sun
      • Rising Sun [Polk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rising Sun had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Sun
    • Summerset [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerset
      • Summerset [Warren County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Avon Lake
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Summerset had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerset
    • Palmyra [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmyra
      • Palmyra [Warren County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 173 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Palmyra had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
    • Hartford [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
      • Hartford [Warren County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 277 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hartford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ford [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ford
      • Ford [Warren County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ford had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ford
    • Ivy [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy
      • Ivy [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ivy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy
    • Runnells [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runnells
      • Runnells [Polk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Avon Lake
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 296 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 498 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Runnells had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runnells
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    • Des Moines [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [Polk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon Lake
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50,093 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 212,312 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Des Moines had a post office and railroad service
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    • Altoona [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altoona
      • Altoona [Polk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 326 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,503 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Altoona had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altoona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Avon Lake. See our List of 1890's Communities around Avon Lake.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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 Lake) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avon Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5219, Longitude: -93.5010       In this case, the coordinates for Avon Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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