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Welcome to Avon ...

Avon is located on Hatteras Island (in the North Carolina Outer Banks).

Avon is located in Dare County<1>.

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

Avon was established in 1883.

Avon is near sea level<3>.

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

Avon is located in the (252) area code.

Adding Avon to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Avon was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Avon on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Avon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Avon - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Montana, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah (2), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Avon.

Communities near Avon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Avon.

  • Buxton [Dare County]
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    • Buxton [Dare County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Avon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buxton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buxton<5>
  • Frisco [Dare County]
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    • Frisco [Dare County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Avon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frisco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frisco<5>
  • Hatteras [Dare County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatteras
    • Hatteras [Dare County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Avon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatteras have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatteras
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatteras<5>
  • Salvo [Dare County]
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    • Salvo [Dare County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Avon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salvo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salvo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salvo<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waves [Dare County]
    • Chicamacomico Life Saving Station [Dare County] - Historic
    • Rodanthe [Dare County]
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      • Rodanthe [Dare County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rodanthe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodanthe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rodanthe<5>
    • Stumpy Point [Dare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stumpy Point
      • Stumpy Point [Dare County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stumpy Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumpy Point
    • Engelhard [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Engelhard
      • Engelhard [Hyde County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<4> to the west of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Engelhard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Engelhard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Engelhard<5>
    • White Plains [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains [Hyde County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<4> to the west of Avon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Avon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Avon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Avon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Avon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Avon. See our Newspapers Page for Avon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Avon ...

Looking for more information about Avon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Avon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Avon.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Dare County

About North Carolina

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 Dare County: www.co.dare.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Dare, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Avon) 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 Avon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AvonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3521, Longitude: -75.5104       In this case, the coordinates for Avon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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