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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<2>.

The location of Avoca has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Avoca is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.

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).

The location where Avoca once stood is in the (815) & (779)<5> area codes.

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.

Communities near Avoca ...

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

  • Pontiac [Livingston County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pontiac have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontiac
    • Pontiac [Livingston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Avoca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,253 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontiac<7>
  • Fairbury [Livingston County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairbury
    • Fairbury [Livingston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Avoca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,622 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairbury<7>
  • Lexington [McLean County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lexington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
    • Lexington [McLean County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Avoca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,026 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<7>
  • Chenoa [McLean County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chenoa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chenoa
    • Chenoa [McLean County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Avoca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,723 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chenoa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chenoa<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gridley [McLean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gridley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gridley
      • Gridley [McLean County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,398 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gridley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gridley<7>
    • Forrest [Livingston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forrest
      • Forrest [Livingston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forrest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forrest<7>
    • Chatsworth [Livingston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatsworth
      • Chatsworth [Livingston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatsworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chatsworth<7>
    • Flanagan [Livingston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flanagan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flanagan
      • Flanagan [Livingston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,064 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flanagan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flanagan<7>
    • Colfax [McLean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colfax have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
      • Colfax [McLean County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<7>
    • Odell [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell
      • Odell [Livingston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 964 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odell<7>

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Avoca.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Livingston County

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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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Livingston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avoca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<6>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- 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       In this case, the coordinates for Avoca have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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