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Welcome to Avalon ...

Avalon is located in Ellis County<1>.

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

Avalon is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Avalon lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area Codes for Avalon: (214), (469)<4> & (972)

The ZIP code for Avalon: 76623<5>

Adding Avalon to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Avalon elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Avalon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Avalon - they are located in California, Delaware, Georgia (6), Indiana, Louisiana (2), Maryland (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Avalon ...

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

  • Waxahachie [Ellis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waxahachie
    • Waxahachie [Ellis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Avalon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 37,988 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxahachie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waxahachie<7>
  • Ennis [Ellis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennis
    • Ennis [Ellis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Avalon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,357 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ennis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ennis<7>
  • Palmer [Ellis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmer
    • Palmer [Ellis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Avalon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,123 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmer<7>
  • Italy [Ellis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Italy
    • Italy [Ellis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Avalon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,923 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Italy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Italy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Italy<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Maypearl [Ellis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maypearl
      • Maypearl [Ellis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Avalon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,032 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maypearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maypearl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maypearl<7>
    • Rice [Navarro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice
      • Rice [Navarro County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Avalon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rice<7>
    • Garrett [Ellis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garrett
      • Garrett [Ellis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Avalon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 892 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garrett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrett
    • Blooming Grove [Navarro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blooming Grove
      • Blooming Grove [Navarro County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Avalon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 835 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blooming Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blooming Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blooming Grove<7>
    • Milford [Ellis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [Ellis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Avalon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<7>
    • Pecan Hill [Ellis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Hill
      • Pecan Hill [Ellis County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Avalon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Hill

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 Avalon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Avalon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Avalon. 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 Avalon.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Avalon ...

Looking for more information about Avalon? 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 Avalon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Avalon.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Ellis County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ellis County: www.co.ellis.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Ellis, 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 Avalon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Avalon, area code (469, 972) is an overlay.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Avalon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Avalon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Avalon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Avalon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Avalon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avalon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2054, Longitude: -96.7900       In this case, the coordinates for Avalon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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