Avon, Indiana

Avon is a town in Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 12,446 at the 2010 Census.

Town of Avon, Indiana
Town
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°45′47″N 86°23′16″WCoordinates: 39°45′47″N 86°23′16″W
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hendricks
Township Washington
Area[1]
 • Total 14.34 sq mi (37.14 km2)
 • Land 14.24 sq mi (36.88 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Elevation[2] 833 ft (254 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 12,446
 • Estimate (2012)[4] 13,306
 • Density 874.0/sq mi (337.5/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46123
Area code 317
FIPS code[2][5] 18-02908
GNIS ID[2][5] 430358
Website www.avongov.org

History

The first settlement at Avon was made around 1830.[6]

The first post office at Avon opened as Smootsdell, in 1868.[7] It was renamed Avon in 1870, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1902.[8]

Geography

Avon is located at 39°45′47″N 86°23′16″W (39.763160, -86.387900).[9]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 14.34 square miles (37.1 km2), of which 14.24 square miles (36.9 km2) (or 99.30%) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) (or 0.70%) is water.[1] Avon is 4 miles (6.4 km) north to south.