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Welcome to Avon ...

Avon is located in Rock County<1>.

Avon is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Communities Also Named Avon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Wisconsin communities named Avon: This one is located in Rock County and the other is located in Lafayette County.

Beyond Wisconsin, 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, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah (2), Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

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.

  • Janesville (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janesville
    • Janesville lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northeast of Avon and is located in Rock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janesville
  • Beloit (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beloit
    • Beloit lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the east of Avon and is located in Rock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,637 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beloit
  • Machesney Park (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Machesney Park
    • Machesney Park lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southeast of Avon and is located in Winnebago County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,678 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Machesney Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Machesney Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Machesney Park<5>
  • Monroe (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
    • Monroe lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the west of Avon and is located in Green County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,426 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
  • Roscoe (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roscoe
    • Roscoe lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southeast of Avon and is located in Winnebago County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,406 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roscoe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roscoe<5>
  • South Beloit (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Beloit
    • South Beloit lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the east of Avon and is located in Winnebago County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,540 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Beloit have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Beloit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Beloit<5>
  • Rockton (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockton
    • Rockton lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Avon and is located in Winnebago County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,477 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockton<5>
  • Evansville (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evansville
    • Evansville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the north of Avon and is located in Rock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,556 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evansville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evansville
  • Brodhead (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brodhead
    • Brodhead lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of Avon and is located in Green County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,204 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brodhead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brodhead
  • Winnebago (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnebago
    • Winnebago lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the south of Avon and is located in Winnebago County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,973 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnebago
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnebago<5>

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Avon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Avon.

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 U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Avon in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Avon

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About Rock County

About Wisconsin

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 Rock County: www.co.rock.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Rock, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Avon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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: 42.5434, Longitude: -89.3343    
<4>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.
<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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