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Welcome to Avondale ...

Avondale is located in McDowell County<1>.

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

Avondale is 1,060 feet [323 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Avondale: (304) & (681)<4>

Communities Also Named Avondale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Avondale: This one is located in McDowell County and the other is located in Doddridge County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 61 communities that are also named Avondale - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida (3), Georgia (6), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia (2), Ohio (8), Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, South Carolina (4), Tennessee (5), Texas (2), Utah, Virginia and Washington.

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

Communities near Avondale ...

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

  • Welch (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welch
    • Welch lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Avondale and is located in McDowell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,575 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<6>
  • Grundy (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grundy
    • Grundy lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Avondale and is located in Buchanan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 883 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grundy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grundy<6>
  • Gary (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
    • Gary lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Avondale and is located in McDowell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 759 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
  • War (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for War
    • War lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Avondale and is located in McDowell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 659 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on War
  • Pineville (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
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    • Pineville lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Avondale and is located in Wyoming County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<6>
  • Gilbert (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
    • Gilbert lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Avondale and is located in Mingo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 378 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<6>
  • Davy (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davy
    • Davy lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Avondale and is located in McDowell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 324 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davy
  • Northfork (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfork
    • Northfork lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Avondale and is located in McDowell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfork<6>
  • Bradshaw (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradshaw
    • Bradshaw lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Avondale and is located in McDowell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradshaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradshaw<6>
  • Iaeger (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iaeger
    • Iaeger lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the northwest of Avondale and is located in McDowell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 232 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iaeger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iaeger

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Avondale ...

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

Adding Avondale to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Avondale

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Avondale. 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 McDowell, 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 Avondale - 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Avondale) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avondale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4126, Longitude: -81.7843       In this case, the coordinates for Avondale 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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