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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 Avoca, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Avoca 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 Avoca:
    • 48.185024, -103.524082
    • 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 Avoca
  • 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 Avoca ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Avoca.

Within North Dakota, the name Avoca is unique.

Beyond North Dakota, we know of another 25 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 25 communities, 24 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lawrence County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Avoca [Lawrence County].
    • Arkansas
      • Benton County
      • This Avoca is located in Benton County and lies 944 miles [1,519.2 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Avoca.
    • Florida
      • Hamilton County
      • This Avoca is located in Hamilton County and lies 1,625 miles [2,615.2 km]<2> to the southeast of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Avoca.
    • Illinois
      • Livingston County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Avoca [Livingston County].
    • Indiana
      • Lawrence County
      • This Avoca is located in Lawrence County and lies 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Avoca.
    • Iowa
      • Pottawattamie County
      • This Avoca is located in Pottawattamie County and lies 611 miles [983.3 km]<2> to the southeast of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pottawattamie County community of Avoca.
    • Kansas
      • Butler County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Avoca [Butler County].
      • Chase 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 Avoca [Chase County].
      • Jackson County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Avoca [Jackson County].
      • Shawnee 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 Avoca [Shawnee County].
    • Kentucky
      • Jefferson County
      • This Avoca is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,132 miles [1,821.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Avoca.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Mary Parish
      • This Avoca is located in Saint Mary Parish and lies 1,434 miles [2,307.8 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary Parish community of Avoca.
    • Michigan
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Avoca is located in Saint Clair County and lies 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Avoca.
    • Minnesota
      • Murray County
      • This Avoca is located in Murray County and lies 477 miles [767.7 km]<2> to the southeast of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Murray County community of Avoca.
    • Missouri
      • Jefferson County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Jefferson County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Avoca.
    • Nebraska
      • Cass County
      • This Avoca is located in Cass County and lies 626 miles [1,007.4 km]<2> to the southeast of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Avoca.
    • New York
      • Steuben County
      • This Avoca is located in Steuben County and lies 1,321 miles [2,125.9 km]<2> to the east of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Steuben County community of Avoca.
    • North Carolina
      • Bertie County
      • This Avoca is located in Bertie County and lies 1,598 miles [2,571.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bertie County community of Avoca.
    • Oklahoma
      • Pottawatomie County
      • This Avoca is located in Pottawatomie County and lies 970 miles [1,561.1 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pottawatomie County community of Avoca.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Luzerne County
      • This Avoca is located in Luzerne County and lies 1,432 miles [2,304.6 km]<2> to the east of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Avoca.
    • Quebec
      • This Avoca lies 1,361 miles [2,190.3 km]<2> to the east of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
    • Tennessee
      • Sullivan County
      • This Avoca is located in Sullivan County and lies 1,343 miles [2,161.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Avoca.
    • Texas
      • Jones County
      • This Avoca is located in Jones County and lies 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km]<2> to the south of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jones County community of Avoca.
    • West Virginia
      • Clay County
      • This Avoca is located in Clay County and lies 1,306 miles [2,101.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Avoca.
    • Wisconsin
      • Iowa County
      • This Avoca is located in Iowa County and lies 722 miles [1,161.9 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Avoca that is located in Williams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iowa County community of Avoca.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Avoca ...

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.

  • Cartwright [McKenzie County]
  • Charbonneau [McKenzie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charbonneau
    • Charbonneau [McKenzie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Avoca
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charbonneau have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charbonneau
  • Hanks [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanks
    • Hanks [Williams County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Avoca
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanks
  • Lake Jessie [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Jessie
    • Lake Jessie [Williams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Avoca
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Jessie
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Marley [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marley
      • Marley [Williams County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marley
    • Springbrook [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbrook
      • Springbrook [Williams County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Temple [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temple
      • Temple [Williams County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Avoca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temple have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temple
    • Wildrose [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildrose
      • Wildrose [Williams County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wildrose<4>

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 Avoca. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Mimi Rogers Weddell     (Actress, model)
      • Actress, model. She was born in Williston (North Dakota) on Monday February 15, 1915 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday September 24, 2009 at the age of 94. She is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Williston is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Avoca.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mimi Rogers Weddell<6>

How Far From Avoca 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 Avoca to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Williston, which is the Seat of Williams County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 160 miles [257.5 km]<2> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Avoca to Bismarck, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,462 miles [2,352.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 58 days and walking would take 83 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,347 miles [10,214.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,115 miles [11,450.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,090 miles [8,191.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Dakota

About Williams County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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- Avoca) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avoca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.1850, Longitude: -103.5241       In this case, the coordinates for Avoca have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Avoca 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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Avoca 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 325.894 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.221 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.809 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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