History of Avon

Ira Woods and his family settled in the northwest part of the present township (Avon) in 1835. Avon was named Woodsville from 1837 to 1843.


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In 1843, the town became big enough to ask for a post office. The name was then changed to Woodstock. Then on April 4,1852 the postmaster gave the town the name of Avon to avoid confusion.

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By 1864 the population was up to 900, it contained two churches, seven dry goods stores, and three flour mills. Avon now has a population of 1000.  We are searching for photos and information to add to this section of the web site.  If you have anything that might be of interest, please drop us an .