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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Connecticut]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Avon'''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Connecticut]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Avon'''  
 
[[Image:{{CTHarAvoMap}}]]Avon is a town in the Farmington Valley region of Hartford County, [[Connecticut]], [[United States]]. <br><br> Avon was settled in 1645 and was originally a part of [[Farmington, Connecticut|Farmington]] but was sold to the Puritans in a land charter granted by the Duke of York in 1830. Avon was originally called Northington (the north parish) before it broke off from Farmington. According to the Avon Historical Society, Avon's independence was rooted in the need for a church that was more accessible to the growing town's population than the Congregational Church in Farmington. The town eventually commissioned someone to come north from the Yale Divinity School to found the first church.
 
  
 
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Avon is a town in the Farmington Valley region of Hartford County, [[Connecticut]], [[United States]]. <br><br> Avon was settled in 1645 and was originally a part of [[Farmington, Connecticut|Farmington]] but was sold to the Puritans in a land charter granted by the Duke of York in 1830. Avon was originally called Northington (the north parish) before it broke off from Farmington. According to the Avon Historical Society, Avon's independence was rooted in the need for a church that was more accessible to the growing town's population than the Congregational Church in Farmington. The town eventually commissioned someone to come north from the Yale Divinity School to found the first church.
  
 
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Avon Probate Court covers Town of Avon. Constituted May session 1884, from [[Farmington, Connecticut|Farmington]].  
 
Avon Probate Court covers Town of Avon. Constituted May session 1884, from [[Farmington, Connecticut|Farmington]].  
 
  
 
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*Burlington
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*Bloomfield
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*Canton
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*Farmington
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*Simsbury
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*West Hartford
  
 
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Contents

Brief History

Avon is a town in the Farmington Valley region of Hartford County, Connecticut, United States.

Avon was settled in 1645 and was originally a part of Farmington but was sold to the Puritans in a land charter granted by the Duke of York in 1830. Avon was originally called Northington (the north parish) before it broke off from Farmington. According to the Avon Historical Society, Avon's independence was rooted in the need for a church that was more accessible to the growing town's population than the Congregational Church in Farmington. The town eventually commissioned someone to come north from the Yale Divinity School to found the first church.

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

Probate Records

Avon Probate Court covers Town of Avon. Constituted May session 1884, from Farmington.

City Directories

Maps

Modern town borders of Avon in Hartford County, Connecticut.

Adjacent towns:

  • Burlington
  • Bloomfield
  • Canton
  • Farmington
  • Simsbury
  • West Hartford

Cemeteries

Churches

Land Records

Town Records

Newspapers

Libraries and Historical Societies

References