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Welcome to Avoca ...

Avoca is located in Clay County<1>.

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

Avoca is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Avoca: (304) & (681)<4>

Communities Also Named Avoca ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Avoca - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Avoca ...

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

  • Summersville (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
    • Summersville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Avoca and is located in Nicholas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<6>
  • Clendenin (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenin
    • Clendenin lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Avoca and is located in Kanawha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,098 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clendenin<6>
  • Elkhurst (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhurst
    • Elkhurst lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Avoca and is located in Clay County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhurst
  • Harrison (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
    • Harrison lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Avoca and is located in Clay County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
  • Valley Fork (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Fork
    • Valley Fork lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Avoca and is located in Clay County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Fork
  • Procious (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
    • Procious lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Avoca and is located in Clay County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
  • Pigeon (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon
    • Pigeon lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Avoca and is located in Roane County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
  • Widen (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Widen
    • Widen lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Avoca and is located in Clay County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Widen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Widen
  • Strange Creek (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
    • Strange Creek lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Avoca and is located in Braxton County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strange Creek
  • Mudfork (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mudfork
    • Mudfork lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Avoca and is located in Calhoun County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mudfork

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Avoca ...

Looking for more information about Avoca? 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 Avoca, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Avoca.

Adding Avoca to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Avoca 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 Avoca was on a map titled Map of West Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Avoca

Communities in West Virginia

About Clay County

About West Virginia

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 West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Clay, 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 Avoca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 38.4532, Longitude: -81.0507       In this case, the coordinates for Avoca have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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