World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Avon, Contra Costa County, California

Article Id: WHEBN0022597202
Reproduction Date:

Title: Avon, Contra Costa County, California  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Avon, List of places in California (A), Maritime history of California, List of American places named after people, Associated, Avon, California, Rancho Monte del Diablo
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Avon, Contra Costa County, California

Coordinates: 38°01′58″N 122°04′31″W / 38.03278°N 122.07528°W / 38.03278; -122.07528

Unincorporated community
Location in California

Coordinates: 38°01′58″N 122°04′31″W / 38.03278°N 122.07528°W / 38.03278; -122.07528

Country United States
State California
County Contra Costa County
Elevation[1] 10 ft (3 m)

Avon (formerly, Associated and Marsh)[2] is an unincorporated community in Contra Costa County, California. It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 3.5 miles (5.6 km) east-northeast of Martinez,[2] at an elevation of 10 feet (3 m).

A post office operated at Avon from 1912 to 1960.[2] It was originally called Marsh, and in 1913 the name was changed to Associated.[2] The name Marsh was in honor of John Marsh.[2] The name Associated was for the Tidewater Associated Oil Company, owner of the site.[2]


  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Avon, Contra Costa County, California

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.