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Our Genealogy Helper for Avoca ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Avoca (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Avoca. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Avoca is located in Saint Clair County.

To see how the shape of Michigan's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Lapeer, Macomb & Sanilac.

Below are the counties that are near Avoca. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Avoca:

  • Saint Clair County     (The home county of Avoca)
    • Brockway [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockway
      • Brockway [Saint Clair County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Avoca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brockway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockway
    • Ruby [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Saint Clair County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Avoca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
    • Goodells [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodells
      • Goodells [Saint Clair County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Avoca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodells
    • Blaine [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
      • Blaine [Saint Clair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
    • Emmett [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmett
      • Emmett [Saint Clair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmett<3>
    • Yale [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yale
      • Yale [Saint Clair County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,861 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yale<3>
    • North Street [Saint Clair County]
    • Jeddo [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeddo
      • Jeddo [Saint Clair County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeddo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeddo
    • Lambs [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambs
      • Lambs [Saint Clair County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Avoca
      • Lambs has also been known as:
      • Lamb
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambs
    • Wadhams [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wadhams
      • Wadhams [Saint Clair County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Avoca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wadhams have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wadhams
    • Lakeport [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeport
      • Lakeport [Saint Clair County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Avoca
      • Former name for Lakeport:
      • Milwaukee City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeport
    • Sparlingville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparlingville
      • Sparlingville [Saint Clair County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Avoca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparlingville
    • North Lakeport [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Lakeport
      • North Lakeport [Saint Clair County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Lakeport
  • Lapeer County
    • Brown City [Lapeer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brown City
      • Brown City [Lapeer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,238 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brown City<3>
    • Imlay City [Lapeer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imlay City
      • Imlay City [Lapeer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,585 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Imlay City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Imlay City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Imlay City<3>
    • Almont [Lapeer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almont
      • Almont [Lapeer County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,815 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almont<3>
    • Burnside [Lapeer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnside
      • Burnside [Lapeer County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Avoca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnside
    • Dryden [Lapeer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dryden
      • Dryden [Lapeer County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 938 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dryden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dryden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dryden<3>
    • Lum [Lapeer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lum
      • Lum [Lapeer County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Avoca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lum
    • Attica [Lapeer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attica
      • Attica [Lapeer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Avoca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Attica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Attica<3>
    • Kings Mill [Lapeer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Mill
      • Kings Mill [Lapeer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Avoca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Mill
    • North Branch [Lapeer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Branch
      • North Branch [Lapeer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,008 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Branch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Branch<3>
    • Clifford [Lapeer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifford
      • Clifford [Lapeer County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifford
    • Hunters Creek [Lapeer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Creek
      • Hunters Creek [Lapeer County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Avoca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Creek
    • Metamora [Lapeer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metamora
      • Metamora [Lapeer County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 568 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metamora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Metamora<3>
    • Lapeer [Lapeer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lapeer
      • Lapeer [Lapeer County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,452 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lapeer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lapeer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lapeer<3>
  • Macomb County
    • Memphis [Macomb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Memphis
      • Memphis [Macomb County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Memphis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Memphis:
      • Well's Settlement
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Memphis<3>
    • Doyle [Macomb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doyle
      • Doyle [Macomb County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Doyle. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Bates Corner [Macomb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bates Corner
      • Bates Corner [Macomb County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Avoca
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bates Corner. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Beebe's Corners [Macomb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beebe's Corners
      • Beebe's Corners [Macomb County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Avoca
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Beebe's Corners. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Coopertown [Macomb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopertown
      • Coopertown [Macomb County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Avoca
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Coopertown. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Richmond [Macomb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Macomb County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,800 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<3>
    • Armada [Macomb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armada
      • Armada [Macomb County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,698 people
      • Former names for Armada:
      • Burk's Corners
      • Honeyoe
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Armada<3>
    • Muttonville [Macomb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muttonville
      • Muttonville [Macomb County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Avoca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muttonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Berry's Corners [Macomb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berry's Corners
      • Berry's Corners [Macomb County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Berry's Corners. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Omo [Macomb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omo
      • Omo [Macomb County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Avoca
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Omo. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Armada Corners [Macomb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armada Corners
      • Armada Corners [Macomb County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Armada Corners. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Armada Corners has also been known as:
      • Selleck's Corners
    • New Haven [Macomb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
      • New Haven [Macomb County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,061 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for New Haven:
      • New Baltimore Station
      • New Haven Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<3>
    • Ray Center [Macomb County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ray Center
      • Ray Center [Macomb County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ray Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ray Center has also been known as:
      • Ray
  • Oakland County
    • Leonard [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonard
      • Leonard [Oakland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 416 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leonard<3>
    • Campbells Corner [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbells Corner
      • Campbells Corner [Oakland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbells Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbells Corner
    • Lakeville [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeville
      • Lakeville [Oakland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeville
    • Kline [Oakland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kline
      • Kline [Oakland County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Kline. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Kline has also been known as:
      • Kline Settlement
    • Lake Orion [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Orion
      • Lake Orion [Oakland County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,191 people
      • Former names for Lake Orion:
      • Canandaigua City
      • New Canandaigua
      • Oakland
      • Orion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Orion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Orion<3>
    • Oxford [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford [Oakland County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,541 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<3>
    • Rochester [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
      • Rochester [Oakland County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,201 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochester<3>
    • Rochester Hills [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester Hills
      • Rochester Hills [Oakland County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rochester Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochester Hills<3>
    • Auburn Hills [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn Hills
      • Auburn Hills [Oakland County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn Hills<3>
    • Troy [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
      • Troy [Oakland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 83,589 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<3>
    • Lake Angelus [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Angelus
      • Lake Angelus [Oakland County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 308 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Angelus
    • Ortonville [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ortonville
      • Ortonville [Oakland County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ortonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ortonville<3>
  • Sanilac County
    • Amadore [Sanilac County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amadore
      • Amadore [Sanilac County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca
    • Speaker [Sanilac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speaker
      • Speaker [Sanilac County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Avoca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speaker
    • Melvin [Sanilac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melvin
      • Melvin [Sanilac County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 166 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melvin
    • Lexington Heights [Sanilac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington Heights
      • Lexington Heights [Sanilac County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington Heights
    • Valley Center [Sanilac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Center
      • Valley Center [Sanilac County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Avoca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Center
    • Croswell [Sanilac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Croswell
      • Croswell [Sanilac County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,253 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Croswell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Croswell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Croswell<3>
    • Peck [Sanilac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peck
      • Peck [Sanilac County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peck
    • Lexington [Sanilac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Sanilac County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,118 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
    • Applegate [Sanilac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Applegate
      • Applegate [Sanilac County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Applegate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Applegate<3>
    • Cash [Sanilac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash
      • Cash [Sanilac County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Avoca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash
    • Watertown [Sanilac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watertown
      • Watertown [Sanilac County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Avoca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watertown
    • Juhl [Sanilac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juhl
      • Juhl [Sanilac County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Avoca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juhl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juhl
    • Carsonville [Sanilac County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carsonville
      • Carsonville [Sanilac County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 488 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carsonville<3>
  • Tuscola County
    • Kingston [Tuscola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingston
      • Kingston [Tuscola County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 407 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<3>
    • Mayville [Tuscola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayville
      • Mayville [Tuscola County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Avoca
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 884 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayville<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Avoca, see our County-by-County Page for Avoca.

Newspapers Published in Avoca ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 81 newspapers that have been published in the area around Avoca.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Avoca, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Avoca.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Avoca:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Michigan
    • Stories from Ontario

Cemeteries Near Avoca ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Avoca.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Avoca covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Avoca had a population of 18 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Avoca, with the one closest to Avoca listed first.

  • Avoca [Saint Clair County]
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    • Avoca [Saint Clair County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Avoca
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Avoca had a post office and railroad service
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  • Fargo [Saint Clair County]
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    • Fargo [Saint Clair County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 96 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fargo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fargo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Brockway [Saint Clair County]
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    • Brockway [Saint Clair County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Avoca
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brockway had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brockway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Abbotsford [Saint Clair County]
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    • Abbotsford [Saint Clair County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Avoca
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Abbotsford had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbotsford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ruby [Saint Clair County]
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    • Ruby [Saint Clair County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Avoca
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 105 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ruby had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Goodells [Saint Clair County]
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    • Goodells [Saint Clair County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Avoca
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 115 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Goodells had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Atkins [Saint Clair County]
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      • Atkins [Saint Clair County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Avoca
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Atkins had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Emmett [Saint Clair County]
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      • Emmett [Saint Clair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 225 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Emmett had a post office and railroad service
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    • Blaine [Saint Clair County]
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      • Blaine [Saint Clair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Blaine had a post office and railroad service
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    • Thornton [Saint Clair County]
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      • Thornton [Saint Clair County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Avoca
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Thornton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Yale [Saint Clair County]
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      • Yale [Saint Clair County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Avoca
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 937 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,861 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Yale had a post office and railroad service
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    • Lambs [Saint Clair County]
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      • Lambs [Saint Clair County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Avoca
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lambs had a post office and railroad service
      • Lambs has also been known as:
      • Lamb
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    • North Street [Saint Clair County]
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      • North Street [Saint Clair County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Avoca
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Street had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Street<3>
    • Jeddo [Saint Clair County]
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      • Jeddo [Saint Clair County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jeddo had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeddo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Roseburg [Sanilac County]
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      • Roseburg [Sanilac County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Avoca
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Roseburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Avoca. See our List of 1890's Communities around Avoca.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Avoca ...

While our initial data about Avoca came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Avoca in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Avoca.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Along The Tracks, A Directory of Named Places on Michigan Railroads
Written by: Meints, Graydon M.
Published by Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University - 1987
(Available from Amazon.com)

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Avoca:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station

Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Michigan (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Ontario
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2008
(Available from Amazon.com)

Shell Oil Road Map for Michigan (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Avoca. See our Misc Page for Avoca for more information.

Cities, Towns and Villages of Michigan

About Saint Clair County

About Michigan

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 Saint Clair County: www.stclaircounty.org/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AvocaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avoca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0618, Longitude: -82.6907    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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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