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Our Genealogy Helper for Avon ...

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 Avon (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 Avon. 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 doctors and 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.

Avon is located in Washington County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Chicot (AR), Bolivar, Humphreys, Issaquena, Sharkey & Sunflower.

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

  • Washington County     (The home county of Avon)
    • James [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James
      • James [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James
    • Forrest City [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forrest City
      • Forrest City [Washington County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forrest City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Byrne City [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byrne City
      • Byrne City [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byrne City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrne City
    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 315 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
    • Wilmot [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmot
      • Wilmot [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmot
    • Hollandale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,242 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<3>
    • Greenville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
    • Leland [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
      • Leland [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<3>
    • Metcalfe [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metcalfe
      • Metcalfe [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 935 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metcalfe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metcalfe
    • Stoneville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
    • Willet [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willet
      • Willet [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willet
    • Murphy [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Washington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
  • Bolivar County
    • Lamont [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamont
      • Lamont [Bolivar County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Avon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamont
    • Scott [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott
      • Scott [Bolivar County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Avon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott
    • Grapeland [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapeland
      • Grapeland [Bolivar County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapeland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapeland
    • Choctaw [Bolivar County]
    • Benoit [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benoit
      • Benoit [Bolivar County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benoit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benoit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benoit<3>
    • Longshot [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longshot
      • Longshot [Bolivar County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Avon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longshot
    • Eutaw [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eutaw
      • Eutaw [Bolivar County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eutaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eutaw
    • Shaw [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaw
      • Shaw [Bolivar County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
    • Boyle [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyle
      • Boyle [Bolivar County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyle<3>
    • Beulah [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
      • Beulah [Bolivar County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
    • Cleveland [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Bolivar County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,846 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<3>
    • Pace [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pace
      • Pace [Bolivar County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pace
  • Hinds County
    • Delta City [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta City
      • Delta City [Hinds County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta City
  • Humphreys County
    • Gooden Lake [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gooden Lake
      • Gooden Lake [Humphreys County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Avon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gooden Lake
    • Isola [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isola
      • Isola [Humphreys County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isola
    • Louise [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 166 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
    • Belzoni [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belzoni
      • Belzoni [Humphreys County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belzoni
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belzoni<3>
    • Silver City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Humphreys County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
  • Issaquena County
    • Mayersville [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayersville
      • Mayersville [Issaquena County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayersville
  • Sharkey County
    • Panther Burn [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Burn
      • Panther Burn [Sharkey County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panther Burn
    • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitta Yuma
      • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitta Yuma
    • Anguilla [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
      • Anguilla [Sharkey County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anguilla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anguilla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anguilla<3>
    • Richey [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richey
      • Richey [Sharkey County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richey
    • Auter [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auter
      • Auter [Sharkey County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auter
    • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Fork
      • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,849 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolling Fork<3>
    • Cary [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
      • Cary [Sharkey County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 264 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
  • Sunflower County
    • New Town [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Sunflower County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
    • Heathman [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathman
      • Heathman [Sunflower County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heathman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathman
    • Inverness [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
      • Inverness [Sunflower County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness
    • Indianola [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
      • Indianola [Sunflower County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,855 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola<3>
    • Baird [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baird
      • Baird [Sunflower County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baird
    • Faisonia [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faisonia
      • Faisonia [Sunflower County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faisonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faisonia
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,059 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 960 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
  • Ashley County (AR)
    • Montrose [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Ashley County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 298 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Portland [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
      • Portland [Ashley County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 382 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<3>
    • Parkdale [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkdale
      • Parkdale [Ashley County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkdale<3>
    • Wilmot [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmot
      • Wilmot [Ashley County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmot
  • Chicot County (AR)
    • Eudora [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eudora
      • Eudora [Chicot County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eudora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eudora<3>
    • Lake Village [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Village
      • Lake Village [Chicot County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Village<3>
    • Dermott [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dermott
      • Dermott [Chicot County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,422 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dermott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dermott<3>
  • Desha County (AR)
    • Arkansas City [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkansas City
      • Arkansas City [Desha County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arkansas City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkansas City
    • McGehee [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGehee
      • McGehee [Desha County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGehee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGehee<3>
    • Rohwer [Desha County]
    • Reed [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed
      • Reed [Desha County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
  • Drew County (AR)
    • Jerome [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Drew County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
    • Tillar [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillar
      • Tillar [Drew County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillar
  • East Carroll Parish (LA)
    • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Providence
      • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Providence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Providence<3>
    • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Transylvania
      • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Transylvania have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Transylvania
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Transylvania<3>
  • Morehouse Parish (LA)
    • Jones [Morehouse Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones [Morehouse Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jones<3>
  • West Carroll Parish (LA)
    • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilbourne
      • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilbourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilbourne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilbourne<3>
    • Oak Grove [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [West Carroll Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,518 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Grove<3>
    • Forest [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [West Carroll Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<3>
    • Pioneer [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer
      • Pioneer [West Carroll Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pioneer<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Avon ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Avon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Avon, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Avon.

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 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 Avon:

  • 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 Arkansas
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    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Avon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Avon.

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 Avon covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Graymound Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Graymound Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Graymound Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graymound Cemetery
  • Lakeport Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakeport Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lakeport Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lakeport Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Avon.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeport Cemetery
  • Old Refuge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Refuge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Refuge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Old Refuge Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Refuge Cemetery
  • Lakeview Gardens Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakeview Gardens Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lakeview Gardens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lakeview Gardens Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Avon.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Gardens Cemetery
  • Old Lakeport Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Lakeport Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Lakeport Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Old Lakeport Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Avon.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Lakeport Cemetery
  • Metcalfe Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Metcalfe Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Metcalfe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Metcalfe Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metcalfe Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Canaan Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Canaan Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Canaan Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Canaan Hill Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Avon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan Hill Cemetery
    • Macedonia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Macedonia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Macedonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Macedonia Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Avon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia Cemetery
    • Magruder Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Magruder Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Magruder Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Magruder Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Avon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magruder Cemetery
    • Arcola Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Arcola Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arcola Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Arcola Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Avon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola Cemetery
    • Paxton Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Paxton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Paxton Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton Cemetery
    • Chinese Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chinese Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chinese Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Chinese Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Avon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chinese Cemetery
    • Live Oaks Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Live Oaks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Live Oaks Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Avon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Live Oaks Cemetery
    • Red Leaf Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Red Leaf Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Red Leaf Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Red Leaf Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Avon.
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    • North Star Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Star Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the North Star Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • North Star Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Star Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #55407<5>

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 in 1895, Avon had railroad service and no post office.

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

  • Avon [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
    • Avon [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Avon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Avon had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
  • James [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James
    • James [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Avon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, James had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on James
  • Wayside [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayside
    • Wayside [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Avon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wayside had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayside
  • Lake Washington [Washington County] - Historic
    • While Lake Washington was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Washington
    • Lake Washington [Washington County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lake Washington had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lakeport [Chicot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeport
    • Lakeport [Chicot County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Avon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lakeport had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeport
  • Longwood [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longwood
    • Longwood [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Avon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Longwood had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longwood
  • Continue List ...
    • Refuge [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Refuge
      • Refuge [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Refuge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Refuge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Refuge
    • Swiftwater [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swiftwater
      • Swiftwater [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Avon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Swiftwater had no post office or railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swiftwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swiftwater
    • Erwin [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
      • Erwin [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Avon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Erwin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
    • Sunnyside [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Chicot County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Avon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sunnyside had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Chatham [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
      • Chatham [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Avon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chatham had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham
    • Warsaw [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
      • Warsaw [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Avon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Warsaw had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Avon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 375 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 315 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Arcola had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
    • Hollandale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Avon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,242 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hollandale had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<3>
    • Burdette [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burdette
      • Burdette [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Burdette had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burdette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burdette

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Avon. See our List of 1890's Communities around Avon.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Avon ...

While our initial data about Avon came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Avon 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 Avon.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Avon:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned

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

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Prairies East & Ozarks
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Southern States
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2001
(Available from Amazon.com)

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 33.2301, Longitude: -91.0473       In this case, the coordinates for Avon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Avon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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