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Do you know of Avalanche ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Avalanche. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Avalanche.

Our sources for Avalanche (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office by the same name. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of Avalanche other than they indicate that Avalanche would be found somewhere in Carroll County, New Hampshire.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1884 and closed  in 1892.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Avalanche ...

We found one communities that share the name Avalanche.

Within New Hampshire, the name Avalanche is unique.

Beyond New Hampshire, there is another community also named Avalanche in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Wisconsin
      • Vernon County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Avalanche [Vernon County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Avalanche ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Avalanche:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>

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

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Avalanche - Services available: had a Post Office, Railroad Station

More Orphans in  Carroll County ...

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As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Carroll County.

Bear CampLeighton's Corners
BemisLong Island
 Mackerel Corner
Centre BartlettMadison Station
CentrevilleMill Village
Clarks LandingMount Whittier
Conway CentreMountainview
Conway Compact 
Cotton MountainNorth Conway Junction
Cotton ValleyNorth Wolfboro
East MoultonboroughPequaket
East Wakefield DepotProvince Lake
East Wakefield Station 
East WolfboroughSouth Albany
 South Wakefield
 Tamworth Iron Works
Horn's Mills 
 Willey House
 Wolfboro Junction
Lake ViewWolfeboro Compact

Footnotes ...

<1>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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This page was last modified/updated: 24 Feb 2024