Avon, Mississippi

Washington County

Population:   in 1900

                     in 1910

                     in 1920

                     in 1940

                     in 1950

                     in 1960

Town incorporated:  no

Post office:  Pettit- 9-22-1886 to 1-31-1953

                     Avon- 2-1-1953 to present

Railroads:  Y&MV


Next Town North- Wayside


Milepost 163.8

(from Memphis, TN via Coahoma)


Next Town South- James


soil survey map

1939 USGS topo map

1920 Y&MV track profile updated to 1939- Collection of Robert Tomb


HISTORY by Tony Howe: 




Y&MV depot at Avon in 1917.

Avon depot in 1927.


BUSINESSES (per R.G. Dun & Co.)- 

Toney Brocato- grocery 1910

Mrs. Manney Jacebeca (sp?)- general store 1910






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