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Avon

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Avon
State:
Connecticut
County:
Hartford County
Probate District:
9
Year Established:
1750
Year Incorporated:
1830
Form of Government:
Town Council/Town Manager
Town Hall Address:
Town Clerk
60 West Main Street
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 409-4310
Research Hours- 8:30 - 4:30 M-F
SUMMER HOURS
8:00-4:45 M-TH 8:00-12:30 F
Index available, Volumes must be requested by the clerk.
Web Address:
www.town.avon.ct.us/Public_Documents/index

History Brief:
Avon lies about 10 miles northwest of Hartford in the Tunxis valley. It was first settled in 1645 as part of Farmington. It established as the Ecclesiastical Society of Northington in May 1750. Avon was incorporated as a separate town in 1830. Town vital records begin in 1869. Earlier records are in Farmington. Barbour collection records cover 1830-51.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Northington Parish
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Farmington
 
Population (5)
Year:1830
Population:1025

Year:1870
Population:987

Year:1950
Population:3171

Year:1980
Population:11201

Year:2010
Population:18098
 
Founding Families (2)
Surname:Darin

Surname:Hart
 
Cemeteries (10)
Name:Beth El Temple Jewish Cemetery
Location:51 Jackson Street

Name:Cider Brook Cemetery
Location:359 Waterville Road

Name:Congregation Beth Israel Cemetery
Location:Jackson Street

Name:East Avon Cemetery Association
Location:Route 10 (behind Avon Congregational Church)

Name:Evergreen Cemetery Association
Location:76 Climax Road

Name:Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation Memorial Park
Location:Enford Street

Name:Greenwood Cemetery
Location:640 Lovely Street

Name:St. Ann's Cemetery
Location:Arch Road

Name:St. Mary's Cemetery
Location:644 Huckleberry Hill

Name:West Avon Cemetery Association
Location:Country Club Road & Burnham Road
 
Churches (7)
Name:Avon Congregational Church UCC
Location:6 West Main Street
Website:www.avon-church.org/

Name:Christ Episcopal Church
Location:35 Harris Road
Website:www.christchurchavon.org/

Name:Church of St. Ann
Location:270 West Avon Road
Website:www.stannavon.com/new/index.html

Name:Memorial United Methodist Church
Location:867 West Avon Road
Website:www.avonunitedmethodist.com/

Name:St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Location:224 Lovely Street

Name:Valley Community Baptist Church
Location:590 West Avon Road
Website:www.valleywebs.org/

Name:West Avon Congregational Church
Location:280 Country Club Road
Website:www.westavonchurch.org/
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (5)
Name:Lakeview

Name:Pond Place

Name:Secret Lake

Name:South Avon

Name:West Avon
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:First Governor's House Guards and Stables
Location:232 West Avon Road
 
Notable Citizens (2)
Name:Joseph Alsop, journalist
Type:Historic

Name:Stewart Alsop, journalist
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (8)
Name:Avon High School
Type:High School
Location:510 West Avon RD
Website:www.avon.k12.ct.us/avonhigh/

Name:Avon Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:375 West Avon RD
Website:www.avon.k12.ct.us/avonmiddle/

Name:Avon Old Farms School
Type:Other
Location:500 Old Farms RD
Website:www.avonoldfarms.com/

Name:Farmington Valley Academy Montessori
Type:Other
Location:150 Fisher DR
Website:www.fvamontessori.org/

Name:Pine Grove School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:151 Scoville RD
Website:www.avon.k12.ct.us/pinegrove/

Name:Roaring Brook School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:30 Old Wheeler LN
Website:www.avon.k12.ct.us/roaringbrook/

Name:Talcott Mountain Academy
Type:Other
Location:324 Montevideo RD
Website:www.talcottacademy.org/

Name:Thompson Brook School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:150 Thompson RD
Website:www.avon.k12.ct.us/thompsonbrook/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Avon Free Public Library
Type:Former
Location:281 Country Club Road
Website:www.avonctlibrary.info/
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:AVON, 1830-2005, A BRIEF HISTORY
Author:Nora Howard
Description:see Town website, www.town.avon.ct.us/Public_Documents/AvonCT_AvonInfo/brief_history
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Avon Historical Society
Contact Data:Terri Wilson, President
PO Box 448
Avon, CT 06001
860-678-7621 (Museum)
ahs.mail.1830@sbcglobal.net

Name:Nora O. Howard
Contact Data:215 Cider Brook Road
Avon, CT 06001
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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