Avon, Iowa

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Avon, Iowa
Former unincorporated community
Avon, Iowa is located in Iowa
Avon, Iowa
Avon, Iowa
Avon, Iowa is located in the US
Avon, Iowa
Avon, Iowa
Location of Avon, Iowa
Coordinates: Coordinates: 41°31′43″N 93°31′24″W / 41.52861°N 93.52333°W / 41.52861; -93.52333
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Polk County
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Avon is an unincorporated community in Polk County, Iowa, United States. Previously known as Watts Cemetery. It is located one mile north of Carlisle (Warren County) near the junction of U.S. Route 65 and East Army Post Road, northwest of Avon Lake and in the southeast portion of Des Moines, at 41.528636N -93.5248089W.[1]

History

The original townsite of Avon was platted by Charles Keeney in 1855. Nearby Avon Lake, one mile southeast, was founded when the railroad bypassed Avon. The first schoolhouse in the area was built in 1856.[2]

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ Anon. (1880). The History of Polk County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, its Towns, Etc. Birdsall, Williams and Company. p. 622.
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