Place:Avon, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

NameAvon
Alt namesNorthingtonsource: Ricker Compilation
TypeTown
Coordinates41.8°N 72.817°W
Located inHartford, Connecticut, United States
Also located inFarmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States     ( - 1830)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Avon is a town in the Farmington Valley region of Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. , the town had a population of 18,098.

Avon is a suburb of Hartford. Avon Old Farms School, a prestigious boarding school, is located there. In 2005, Avon was named the third-safest town in America by Money Magazine. It is home to the Pine Grove School House, which was built in 1865 and remains open today as a museum.

Avon is home to Avon High School; as well as two elementary schools, Pine Grove Elementary and Roaring Brook Elementary; an intermediate (grades 5–6) school, Thompson Brook; and a middle school (grades 7–8), Avon Middle School.

One of the worst traffic accidents in Connecticut history occurred at the intersection of US 44 and Route 10 at the foot of Avon Mountain. This occurred on July 29, 2005, when a runaway dump truck plowed into many stopped vehicles, causing four deaths. Former Governor M. Jodi Rell proposed safety improvements for this road in the aftermath of the accident.[1] A second, nonfatal crash occurred at the same location on September 7, 2007, when a runaway truck crashed into Nassau's Furniture store. Since these accidents, a run-away truck ramp has been built to avoid future fatalities.

Historical Populations

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1830 1,025
1840 1,001
1850 995
1860 1,059
1870 987
1880 1,057
1890 1,182
1900 1,302
1910 1,337
1920 1,534
1930 1,738
1940 2,258
1950 3,171
1960 5,273
1970 8,352
1980 11,201
1990 13,937
2000 15,832
2010 18,098

Sources: Interactive Connecticut State Register & Manual and U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division

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