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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 Jackson County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Avoca, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

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

If Avoca still existed, it would have been in the (785) area code.

Adding Avoca to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

That's the case with Avoca: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Avoca on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Avoca ...

While we believe that this Avoca is located in Jackson County, we know of another 3 Kansas communities named Avoca. Those communities are located in the following counties: Butler, Chase and Shawnee County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 25 communities that are also named Avoca - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, 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.

  • Holton [Jackson County]
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    • Holton [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Avoca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,208 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holton<6>
  • Saint Marys [Pottawatomie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marys
    • Saint Marys [Pottawatomie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Avoca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,658 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Saint Marys:
    • Saint Mary's Mission
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marys<6>
  • Onaga [Pottawatomie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onaga
    • Onaga [Pottawatomie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Avoca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 682 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onaga
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onaga<6>
  • Centralia [Nemaha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centralia
    • Centralia [Nemaha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Avoca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 525 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centralia have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centralia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centralia<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wetmore [Nemaha County]
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      • Wetmore [Nemaha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wetmore have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wetmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wetmore<6>
    • Mayetta [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayetta
      • Mayetta [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayetta have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayetta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayetta<6>
    • Belvue [Pottawatomie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belvue
      • Belvue [Pottawatomie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belvue have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvue
    • Emmett [Pottawatomie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmett
      • Emmett [Pottawatomie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 186 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmett have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmett<6>
    • Delia [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delia
      • Delia [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delia
    • Corning [Nemaha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corning
      • Corning [Nemaha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corning have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corning<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 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.

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The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.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 Kansas' counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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- Avoca) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Avoca. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Avoca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avoca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4488, Longitude: -96.0167    
<5>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.
<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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