Avon, Missouri

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Avon, Missouri
unincorporated community
Location of Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri
Location of Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°45′05″N 90°13′24″W / 37.75139°N 90.22333°W / 37.75139; -90.22333Coordinates: 37°45′05″N 90°13′24″W / 37.75139°N 90.22333°W / 37.75139; -90.22333
Country United States
State Missouri
County Sainte Genevieve
Township Saline
Elevation 730 ft (222.5[1] m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63670
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-02782[2]
GNIS feature ID 713512[3]

Avon is an unincorporated community located in Saline Township in Sainte Genevieve County, Missouri.[4] Avon is located 20 miles southwest of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.[5][6]

Name[edit]

Although it is not known where the name derives from, an admirer of William Shakespeare may have chosen the name, taking it from Shakespeare’s hometown Stratford upon Avon.[7]

History[edit]

Avon’s was established as a lead mining camp, using furnaces to process the lead.[8][9] A post office was in operation in Avon between 1849 and 1928.[10]

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