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Welcome to Avena ...

Avena is located in Fayette County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Avena: uh-VEE-nuh<3>

The origin (or the toponymy) of Avena: A Spanish word meaning oats.

Avena is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Communities Also Named Avena ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Avena - they are located in California (2) and Kentucky.

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

Communities near Avena ...

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

  • Vandalia [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandalia
    • Vandalia [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Avena
    • Estimated population in 2018: 6,703 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandalia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vandalia<6>
  • Altamont [Effingham County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altamont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altamont
    • Altamont [Effingham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Avena
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,283 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altamont<6>
  • Saint Elmo [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Elmo
    • Saint Elmo [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Avena
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,395 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Elmo<6>
  • Ramsey [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramsey
    • Ramsey [Fayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Avena
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,010 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramsey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ramsey<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kinmundy [Marion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinmundy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinmundy
      • Kinmundy [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Avena
      • Estimated population in 2018: 759 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinmundy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinmundy<6>
    • Watson [Effingham County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watson
      • Watson [Effingham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Avena
      • Estimated population in 2018: 740 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watson<6>
    • Mulberry Grove [Bond County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry Grove
      • Mulberry Grove [Bond County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Avena
      • Estimated population in 2018: 585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulberry Grove<6>
    • Cowden [Shelby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowden
      • Cowden [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Avena
      • Estimated population in 2018: 580 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowden<6>
    • Patoka [Marion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patoka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patoka
      • Patoka [Marion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Avena
      • Estimated population in 2018: 553 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patoka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patoka<6>
    • Farina [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farina
      • Farina [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Avena
      • Estimated population in 2018: 502 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farina<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Avena ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Illinois

About Fayette County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Fayette, 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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Avena. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Avena) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0075, Longitude: -88.9278       In this case, the coordinates for Avena have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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