Avoca, Texas

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Avoca, Texas is located in Texas
Avoca, Texas
Location of Avoca in Texas

Avoca is an unincorporated community in Jones County, Texas, United States.

It is on State Highway 6 at the intersection of Farm to Market Roads 600 and 1636, 8 mi southeast of Stamford. Avoca is part of the Abilene, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Avoca was laid out at its current location in 1900 when the railroad was extended to that point; the town site had formerly been located a few miles away.[1] The name is derived from the post office at the former site called Avo.[2]

Education[edit]

The Lueders-Avoca Independent School District serves area students.

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Avoca from the Handbook of Texas Online
  2. ^ Tarpley, Fred (5 July 2010). 1001 Texas Place Names. University of Texas Press. p. 16. ISBN 978-0-292-78693-6.
  3. ^ Barone, Michael; and Ujifusa, Grant. The Almanac of American Politics 1988', p. 1174. National Journal, 1987.

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Coordinates: 32°51′56″N 99°42′57″W / 32.86556°N 99.71583°W / 32.86556; -99.71583