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Welcome to Avon ...

Avon is located in Polk County<1>.

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

Avon is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Avon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Avon - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, 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.

  • Des Moines [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
    • Des Moines [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Avon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 214,237 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<5>
  • West Des Moines [Polk County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Des Moines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Des Moines
    • West Des Moines [Polk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Avon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 67,899 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Des Moines
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Des Moines<5>
  • Ankeny [Polk County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ankeny have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ankeny
    • Ankeny [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Avon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 67,355 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ankeny
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ankeny<5>
  • Urbandale [Polk County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Urbandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Urbandale
    • Urbandale [Polk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Avon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 44,379 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Urbandale<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waukee [Dallas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waukee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukee
      • Waukee [Dallas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Avon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,089 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukee<5>
    • Johnston [Polk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston
      • Johnston [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Avon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,582 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnston<5>
    • Altoona [Polk County]
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Altoona
      • Altoona [Polk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Avon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,221 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altoona<5>
    • Clive [Polk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clive
      • Clive [Polk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Avon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,242 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clive
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clive<5>
    • Indianola [Warren County]
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      • Indianola [Warren County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Avon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,015 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola<5>
    • Grimes [Polk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grimes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grimes
      • Grimes [Polk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Avon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,804 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grimes<5>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Polk 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 Polk County: www.co.polk.ia.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Polk, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Avon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5286, Longitude: -93.5233       In this case, the coordinates for Avon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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