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Welcome to Avon ...

Avon is located in Doddridge County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Avon, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Avon is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Avon: (304) and (681)<4>

Communities Also Named Avon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that 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 Wisconsin (2).

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.

  • Clarksburg (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksburg
    • Clarksburg lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Avon and is located in Harrison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,424 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<6>
  • Weston (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
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    • Weston lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Avon and is located in Lewis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,797 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<6>
  • Stonewood (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
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    • Stonewood lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Avon and is located in Harrison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,702 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood
  • Salem (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
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    • Salem lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Avon and is located in Harrison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,511 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<6>
  • Nutter Fort (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
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    • Nutter Fort lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Avon and is located in Harrison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,501 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Fort
  • Pennsboro (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
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    • Pennsboro lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Avon and is located in Ritchie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,018 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennsboro<6>
  • West Union (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
    • West Union lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Avon and is located in Doddridge County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 787 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<6>
  • Anmoore (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anmoore
    • Anmoore lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Avon and is located in Harrison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 732 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anmoore have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anmoore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anmoore<6>
  • West Milford (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Milford
    • West Milford lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Avon and is located in Harrison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 609 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Milford
  • Lost Creek (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Creek
    • Lost Creek lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Avon and is located in Harrison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 462 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Creek

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 Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Avon on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Doddridge, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Avon - 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' 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 (or directions), 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: 39.1957, Longitude: -80.6490       In this case, the coordinates for Avon 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.
<7>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.




 

 

 

 

 


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