Avon, Hartford County, Connecticut Genealogy

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At its founding, Congregationalism was the dominant religion in Connecticut and was even the state religion until 1818. Other common Christian denominations include the Methodist, Episcopal, Roman Catholic, and Baptist churches.

To see the churches in Avon, visit.

Many Connecticut churches have deposited their records at the Connecticut State Library. The following are church records available online for the town of Avon:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most land records are kept at the town level. The following are online land records for the town of Avon:

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Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Avon:

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Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Avon:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Connecticut, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Avon town records available online:

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The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Avon is a town in the Farmington Valley region of Hartford County, Connecticut, United States Genealogy.

Avon was settled in 1645 and was originally a part of Farmington but was sold to the Puritans in a land charter granted by the Duke of York in 1830. Avon was originally called Northington (the north parish) before it broke off from Farmington. According to the Avon Historical Society, Avon's independence was rooted in the need for a church that was more accessible to the growing town's population than the Congregational Church in Farmington. The town eventually commissioned someone to come north from the Yale Divinity School to found the first church.

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

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Avon Probate Court covers Town of Avon. Constituted May session 1884, from Farmington.

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Modern town borders of Avon in Hartford County, Connecticut.

Adjacent towns:[edit | edit source]

  • Burlington
  • Bloomfield
  • Canton
  • Farmington
  • Simsbury
  • West Hartford

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Adjacent towns: Hartford Co.: Bloomfield | Burlington | [Canton, Hartford County, Connecticut Genealogy|Canton]] | [Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Genealogy|Farmington]] | Woodbridge