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Welcome to Avoca ...

Avoca is located in Jefferson County<1>.

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

Avoca is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Avoca lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Avoca and travel west, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Avoca is within the (502) area code.

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, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), 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.

  • Louisville (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Jeffersonville (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeffersonville
    • Jeffersonville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Avoca and is located in Clark County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 48,530 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeffersonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jeffersonville<5>
  • New Albany (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albany
    • New Albany lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Avoca and is located in Floyd County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,874 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albany<5>
  • Jeffersontown (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeffersontown
    • Jeffersontown lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Avoca and is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,562 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeffersontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeffersontown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jeffersontown<5>
  • Clarksville (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksville
    • Clarksville lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Avoca and is located in Clark County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,447 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksville<5>
  • Saint Matthews (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Matthews
    • Saint Matthews lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Avoca and is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,985 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Matthews have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Matthews
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Matthews<5>
  • Shelbyville (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelbyville
    • Shelbyville lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Avoca and is located in Shelby County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,790 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelbyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelbyville<5>
  • Shively (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shively
    • Shively lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Avoca and is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,690 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shively
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shively<5>
  • Mount Washington (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Washington
    • Mount Washington lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Avoca and is located in Bullitt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,907 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Washington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Washington<5>
  • Lyndon (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyndon
    • Lyndon lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Avoca and is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,445 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyndon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyndon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyndon<5>

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.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Avoca ...

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

Adding Avoca to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Avoca in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Avoca was on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Avoca

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kentucky

About Jefferson County

About Kentucky

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.loukymetro.org/

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Jefferson, 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Avoca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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- 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: 38.2592, Longitude: -85.4986       In this case, the coordinates for Avoca have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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