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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Avon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Avon and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Avon:
    • 44.806168, -70.271177
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Avon
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Avon ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Avon.

Within Maine, the name Avon is unique.

Beyond Maine, we know of another 38 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 38 communities, 36 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Houston County
      • This Avon is located in Houston County and lies 1,241 miles [1,997.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Avon.
    • Arkansas
      • Sevier County
      • This Avon is located in Sevier County and lies 1,472 miles [2,369 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Avon.
    • California
      • Butte County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Avon [Butte County].
      • Contra Costa County
      • This Avon is located in Contra Costa County and lies 2,676 miles [4,306.6 km]<1> to the west of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Contra Costa County community of Avon.
    • Colorado
      • Eagle County
      • This Avon is located in Eagle County and lies 1,870 miles [3,009.5 km]<1> to the west of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eagle County community of Avon.
    • Connecticut
      • Hartford County
      • This Avon is located in Hartford County and lies 243 miles [391.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hartford County community of Avon.
    • Idaho
      • Latah County
      • This Avon is located in Latah County and lies 2,202 miles [3,543.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Latah County community of Avon.
    • Illinois
      • Fulton County
      • This Avon is located in Fulton County and lies 1,058 miles [1,702.7 km]<1> to the west of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Avon.
    • Indiana
      • Hendricks County
      • This Avon is located in Hendricks County and lies 891 miles [1,433.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hendricks County community of Avon.
    • Iowa
      • Polk County
      • This Avon is located in Polk County and lies 1,188 miles [1,911.9 km]<1> to the west of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Avon.
    • Kansas
      • Coffey County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Avon [Coffey County].
      • Sumner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Avon [Sumner County].
    • Kentucky
      • Clark County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Avon [Clark County].
      • Fayette County
      • This Avon is located in Fayette County and lies 861 miles [1,385.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Avon.
    • Massachusetts
      • Norfolk County
      • This Avon is located in Norfolk County and lies 188 miles [302.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Norfolk County community of Avon.
    • Michigan
      • Oakland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Avon [Oakland County].
    • Minnesota
      • Stearns County
      • This Avon is located in Stearns County and lies 1,173 miles [1,887.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stearns County community of Avon.
    • Mississippi
      • Washington County
      • This Avon is located in Washington County and lies 1,365 miles [2,196.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Avon.
    • Missouri
      • Cass County
      • This Avon is located in Cass County and lies 1,298 miles [2,088.9 km]<1> to the west of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Avon.
      • Clay County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Avon [Clay County].
      • Sainte Genevieve County
      • This Avon is located in Sainte Genevieve County and lies 1,140 miles [1,834.7 km] to the west southwest of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sainte Genevieve County community of Avon.
    • Montana
      • Powell County
      • This Avon is located in Powell County and lies 2,020 miles [3,250.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Powell County community of Avon.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Avon lies 222 miles [357.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
    • New Jersey
      • Monmouth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Avon [Monmouth County].
    • New York
      • Livingston County
      • This Avon is located in Livingston County and lies 394 miles [634.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Avon.
    • North Carolina
      • Dare County
      • This Avon is located in Dare County and lies 708 miles [1,139.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dare County community of Avon.
    • Ohio
      • Lorain County
      • This Avon is located in Lorain County and lies 634 miles [1,020.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lorain County community of Avon.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Avon.
    • Oregon
      • Columbia County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Avon [Columbia County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lebanon County
      • This Avon is located in Lebanon County and lies 437 miles [703.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lebanon County community of Avon.
    • South Dakota
      • Bon Homme County
      • This Avon is located in Bon Homme County and lies 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km]<1> to the west of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bon Homme County community of Avon.
    • Utah
      • Cache County
      • This Avon is located in Cache County and lies 2,081 miles [3,349 km]<1> to the west of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cache County community of Avon.
      • Iron County
      • This Avon is located in Iron County and lies 2,255 miles [3,629.1 km] to the west of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iron County community of Avon.
    • Virginia
      • Nelson County
      • This Avon is located in Nelson County and lies 645 miles [1,038 km]<1> to the southwest of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nelson County community of Avon.
    • Washington
      • Skagit County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Avon [Skagit County].
    • West Virginia
      • Doddridge County
      • This Avon is located in Doddridge County and lies 657 miles [1,057.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Doddridge County community of Avon.
    • Wisconsin
      • Lafayette County
      • This Avon is located in Lafayette County and lies 998 miles [1,606.1 km]<1> to the west of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafayette County community of Avon.
      • Rock County
      • This Avon is located in Rock County and lies 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the west of the Avon that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rock County community of Avon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Avon ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Chase Corner [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chase Corner
    • Chase Corner [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chase Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase Corner
  • Dane Corner [Somerset County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dane Corner
    • Dane Corner [Somerset County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Avon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dane Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dane Corner
  • Industry [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industry
    • Industry [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Avon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 931 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Industry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Industry
  • Madrid [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madrid
    • Madrid [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madrid have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madrid
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madrid<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Madrid Junction [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madrid Junction
      • Madrid Junction [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madrid Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madrid Junction
    • Reeds [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeds
      • Reeds [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reeds have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeds
    • Starks [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starks
      • Starks [Somerset County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Avon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 636 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starks
    • Strong [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strong
      • Strong [Franklin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Avon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strong have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strong
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strong<5>
    • Tainter Corner [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tainter Corner
      • Tainter Corner [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tainter Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tainter Corner
    • Temple [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temple
      • Temple [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Avon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 517 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temple have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temple

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Avon. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Chet Bulger     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Rumford (Maine) on Tueday September 18, 1917 and died in Fairfax (Virginia) on Thursday February 19, 2009 at the age of 91.
      • Rumford is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Avon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chet Bulger<6>
    • Lillian Bayard Norton Nordica     (Opera singer)
      • Opera singer. She was born in Farmington (Maine) on Saturday December 12, 1857 and died in Cirebon (Indonesia) on Sunday May 10, 1914 at the age of 56.
      • Farmington is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Avon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lillian Bayard Norton Nordica<6>
    • Francis Edgar Stanley     (Automotive pioneer)
      • Automotive pioneer. He was born in Kingfield (Maine) on Friday June 1, 1849 and died in Wenham (Massachusetts) on Saturday July 13, 1918 at the age of 69. He is buried at Newton Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Kingfield is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Avon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francis Edgar Stanley<6>

How Far From Avon to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Avon to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Avon and extending to:

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    • Farmington, which is the Seat of Franklin County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Avon to Farmington, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Augusta, which is the State Capital of Maine, lies 41 miles [66 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 535 miles [861 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 21 days and walking would take 31 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,377 miles [8,653.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,094 miles [9,807.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,969 miles [6,387.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Avon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8062, Longitude: -70.2712       In this case, the coordinates for Avon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Avon could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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 Avon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Avon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 303.09 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 298.998 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 298.892 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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