Place:Avon, Livingston, New York, United States


Coordinates42.91°N 77.747°W
Located inLivingston, New York, United States

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Avon is a village in Livingston County, New York, USA. The population was 3,394 at the 2010 census. The village is named after the River Avon.

The Village of Avon is located within the northwest part of the Town of Avon. The village is south of the City of Rochester.


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Avon was founded across the river from the Seneca Indian village called Conawagus (or Ca-noh-wa-gas, or Conewaugus, or Canawaugus). The village was located on the west side of the Genesee River, "about a mile above the ford". The Seneca religious leader Handsome Lake was born here about 1735. Governor Blacksnake moved here shortly after his birth. Cornplanter was born here around 1750.

White settlers arrived about 1785 and formed the town in 1789 as Hartford, changed in 1808 to Avon.

Mineral springs near the village made the village locally famous as a spa in the early 19th Century. The village was incorporated in 1858. Avon was also known historically for harness racing at the Avon Driving Park.

The Aaron Barber Memorial Building, Avon Inn, First Methodist Episcopal Church of Avon, Hall's Opera Block, and J. Francis Kellogg House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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