Avon, Colorado

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Avon is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous town in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The population was 5,561 at the 2000 census. Avon is the gateway to the Beaver Creek Resort which lies about two miles (3 km) south of the town. It is the site of the physical headquarters of Vail Resorts, although the company's mailing address is Vail, Colorado. The town is also the home of Liberty Skis, an independent ski manufacturing company.

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History

The town was first listed by William L. Swift as a railroad station in 1889. Originally spelled "Avin", the name was later changed to "Avon".[3] Avon was incorporated in August, 1978.[2][3]

Formerly, Avon had a small private airport operated by Rocky Mountain Airways, located just west of the WalMart/Home Depot area. More can be found at: http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CO/Airfields_CO_NW.htm

Geography

Avon is located at 39°38′18″N 106°31′18″W / 39.63833°N 106.52167°W / 39.63833; -106.52167 (39.638254, -106.521797)[5], along Interstate 70, U.S. Routes 6 and 24, and the Eagle River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.0 square miles (20.7 km²), of which, 8.0 square miles (20.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.25%) is water.

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