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Avon, Missouri
Location of Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri
Location of Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Sainte Genevieve
Township Saline
Elevation
730 ft (222.5 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63670
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-02782
GNIS feature ID 713512

Avon is an unincorporated community located in Saline Township in Sainte Genevieve County, Missouri, United States. Avon is located 20 miles southwest of Ste. Genevieve.

Name

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.

History

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

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