|Elevation||276 m (906 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||454289|
Avery was founded in 1868 when the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad was constructed through the area. It was originally named Coffman, after the owner of the townsite. The name was later changed to Avery, after nearby Avery Creek.
Avery's population was 300 in 1940.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Avery, Iowa
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Hickenlooper, Frank (1896). An Illustrated History of Monroe County, Iowa. F. Hickenlopper. pp. 303.
- Savage, Tom (2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place‑Names. Bur Oak Guide. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. p. 31. ASIN B00791ZAY4. ISBN 978-1-58729-759-5. LCCN 2006035801. OCLC 297116395. OL 8824041M.
Avery was established when the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad line was laid through the area in 1868. The town draws its name from Avery Creek, which runs close by. The town was initially called Coffman, for the owner of the town site. Avery is not incorporated.
- The Attorneys List. United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company, Attorney List Department. 1940. p. 293.