Avon, North Carolina

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Location of Avon, North Carolina
Sunset over the northern outskirts of Avon

Avon is a census-designated place(CDP) in Dare County in the State of North Carolina in the United States of America. It is located at latitude 35°21'7" North, longitude 75°30'39" West. The village is south of Salvo and north of Buxton on Hatteras Island. The United States Postal Service has assigned Avon the ZIP Code 27915.

Historically named Kinnakeet, the village was renamed Avon by the U.S. Postal Service when a post office was established there in 1883.[1] The U.S. Life-Saving Service constructed the Little Kinnakeet Life Saving Station in 1874, remaining active, under the Coast Guard from 1915, until decommissioned in 1954. The building is now part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.[2]

The residents of Avon are governed by the Dare County Board of Commissioners. Avon is part of District 4, along with Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras, Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo.

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Coordinates: 35°21′08″N 75°30′38″W / 35.3521230°N 75.5104308°W / 35.3521230; -75.5104308