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Welcome to Avoca ...

So far, we have found very little information about Avoca. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Avoca to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Avoca, please Contact Us.




Avoca would have been located within present day Livingston County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Avoca is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Avoca was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Avoca (for example, toward Earl Park (IN)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

If Avoca still existed, it would have been in the (815) and (779)<4> area codes.

Communities near Avoca ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Avoca and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Population
DirDistance
Chatsworth   [Map]   1,128   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Chenoa   [Map]   1,735   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Colfax   [Map]   1,026   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fairbury   [Map]   3,596   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Flanagan   [Map]   1,069   W   18 miles [29 km]
Forrest   [Map]   1,159   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Avoca ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Avoca - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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 Avoca. 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 Avoca. 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 Avoca.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Avoca:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Illinois

About Livingston County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Livingston County: www.livingstoncounty-il.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Avoca, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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

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<4>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Avoca) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avoca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8061, Longitude: -88.5181     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Avoca have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Avoca.

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