Introduction to Avon, Ohio
Avon, Ohio, in Lorain county, is 6 miles NE of Elyria, Ohio (center to center) and 17 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is conveniently located inside the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. There are an estimated 11,446 people in Avon.
The area which is now known as the City of Avon was originally called Township Number 7. Its first permanent white settlers were in 1814. They were led by Wilbur Cahoon and came from Montgomery County in New York. In its initial years it was a part of the Cuyahoga County and governed by the Dover Township. In 1818, it was established as Xeuma and later renamed Troy Township. In 1824, it was renamed Avon Township.
Avon and nearby Attractions
- French Creek Reservation
- Black River Reservation
- Sandy Ridge Reservation
- Bradley Woods Reservation
- Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
- Hickories Museum
Things To Do In Avon
The waterfront is a great place to spend time and indulge in recreational activities. The area also has a number of excellent golf courses which offer world class facilities. The Avon Parks and Recreation department organizes a variety of activities and annual celebrations which interest the young as well as grown ups.
Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is nearby.
Avon Higher Education
Lorain County Community College, Oberlin College, and Baldwin-Wallace College offer facilities for higher education.