Avoca, Indiana

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Avoca
Census-designated place
Avoca, Indiana.jpg
Avoca is located in Indiana
Avoca
Avoca
Coordinates: 38°54′43″N 86°32′52″W / 38.91194°N 86.54778°W / 38.91194; -86.54778Coordinates: 38°54′43″N 86°32′52″W / 38.91194°N 86.54778°W / 38.91194; -86.54778
Country United States
State Indiana
County Lawrence
Township Marshall
Elevation 623 ft (190 m)
ZIP code 47462
FIPS code 18-02890[1]
GNIS feature ID 450637[2]

Avoca is an unincorporated census-designated place in Marshall Township, Lawrence County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Avoca was platted in 1819.[3] The community likely took its name after the River Avoca, which was mentioned in a poem by Thomas Moore.[4] The Avoca post office was established in 1856.[5]

Geography[edit]

Avoca is located at 38°54′43″N 86°32′52″W / 38.91194°N 86.54778°W / 38.91194; -86.54778.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Avoca, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana: Their People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. 1914. p. 205. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...the fourth stanza of Thomas Moore's poem "The Meeting of the Waters." 
  5. ^ "Lawrence County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 31 December 2014.