Place:Avon, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

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NameAvon
TypeTown
Coordinates42.117°N 71.033°W
Located inNorfolk, Massachusetts, United States
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Avon is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 4,356 at the 2010 census.[1]

History

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First settled in 1700, Avon was originally known as East Stoughton. It became part of Stoughton on the founding of that town. Because some residents of East Stoughton did not approve of how the section of town was treated, the community voted to form a separate town. Since East Stoughton did not have the required amount of land to form a town, a small piece of land was also acquired from Holbrook. Avon, which was named for the River Avon in England, was incorporated in 1888. The town's seal includes a bust of William Shakespeare, who was from Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

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