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Welcome to Avena ...

Avena is located in Fayette County.

The location of Avena has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Avena: uh-VEE-nuh<2>

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

Avena is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities near Avena ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Avena and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirDistance
Altamont   [Map]   2,280   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cowden   [Map]   580   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Farina   [Map]   505   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kinmundy   [Map]   769   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mulberry Grove   [Map]   588   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Patoka   [Map]   563   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Avena.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Avena. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Avena.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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 ...

Visit our Community Index for 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>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.

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<2>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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Avena have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Avena.

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