Avoca was laid out at its current location in 1900 when the railroad was extended to that point; the town site had formerly been located a few miles away. The name is derived from the post office at the former site called Avo.
The Lueders-Avoca Independent School District serves area students.
- Avoca, Texas – Texas Escapes Online Magazine
- Avoca, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Avoca, Texas
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