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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Avon.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Avon to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Avon to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Avon to:

  • West Union [Map], which is the Seat of Doddridge County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Avon to West Union, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 194 miles [312.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,035 miles [9,712.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,750 miles [10,863.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,625 miles [7,443.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Avon ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Avon.

While the name Avon is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 38 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Houston County

Our profile page for Avon, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the South Southwest

Arkansas

Sevier County

Our profile page for Avon, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the West Southwest

California

Butte County

Our profile page for Avon, Butte County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Butte County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Avon, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,216 miles [3,566.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Eagle County

Our profile page for Avon, Eagle County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,375 miles [2,212.8 km] to the West

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Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Avon, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the East Northeast

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Idaho

Latah County

Our profile page for Avon, Latah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,872 miles [3,012.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Fulton County

Our profile page for Avon, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Hendricks County

Our profile page for Avon, Hendricks County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the West

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Iowa

Polk County

Our profile page for Avon, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Coffey County

Our profile page for Avon, Coffey County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Coffey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sumner County

Our profile page for Avon, Sumner County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sumner County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Clark County

Our profile page for Avon, Clark County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Avon, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Franklin County

Our profile page for Avon, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Avon, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Oakland County

Our profile page for Avon, Oakland County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Oakland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Stearns County

Our profile page for Avon, Stearns County   [Map]
Distance: About 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Washington County

Our profile page for Avon, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Cass County

Our profile page for Avon, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the West

Clay County

Our profile page for Avon, Clay County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sainte Genevieve County

Our profile page for Avon, Sainte Genevieve County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the West

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Montana

Powell County

Our profile page for Avon, Powell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,681 miles [2,705.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Avon   [Map]
Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Avon, Monmouth County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Monmouth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Livingston County

Our profile page for Avon, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Dare County

Our profile page for Avon, Dare County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Lorain County

Our profile page for Avon, Lorain County   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Avon
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Columbia County

Our profile page for Avon, Columbia County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Columbia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Lebanon County

Our profile page for Avon, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Bon Homme County

Our profile page for Avon, Bon Homme County   [Map]
Distance: About 941 miles [1,514.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Avon, Cache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,638 miles [2,636.1 km] to the West Northwest

Iron County

Our profile page for Avon, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,758 miles [2,829.2 km] to the West

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Virginia

Nelson County

Our profile page for Avon, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the Southeast

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Washington

Skagit County

Our profile page for Avon, Skagit County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,145 miles [3,452 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Avon, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the West Northwest

Rock County

Our profile page for Avon, Rock County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Avon ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Blandville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Avon   [Map]
Churchville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Coldwater   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fink   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Industrial   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Long Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Market   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Middle Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sugar Camp   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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The Communities of West Virginia

About Doddridge County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Avon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Avon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1954, Longitude: -80.6490     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Avon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Avon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.04 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.931 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.155 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Avon could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Avon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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