Dakota and Beyond

Avon South Dakota

Small Town with a Big Heart. Located in Bon Homme county, Avon is Home to the Avon Pirates.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Avon was 590 in 2010. The Avon School District 04-1 had a population 1,158, and the 2009 population estimate for Bon Homme County, South Dakota was 6,995.

Within 20 minutes of the new Standing Bear Bridge over the scenic Missouri River. Take in Avon's friendly town of 500+, swimming pool, park and bustling Main Street in the heart of pheasant country.

Avon South Dakota is located on Bon Homme County in South Dakota. Avon is approximately between Wagner and Tyndall South Dakota and just east of Dante. In 2010 the estimated population was 590. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land. Avon has been assigned the ZIP code 57315. The latitude of Avon is 43.005N. The longitude is -98.059W. It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,617 feet.

Well-known residents have included: George McGovern, 1972 presidential candidate.

The first Post Office on Main Street Avon South Dakota The first Post Office

The picture to the left is pobabaly the first Post Office in what is now Avon South Dakota. Mr. & Mrs. George Phoenix gave the name of Avon to a post office in 1879, which they operated at their home. The present location of Avon is one and a half miles northwest of the Phoenix home. The relocation of Avon became necessary due to the placement of a railroad track.

Avon South Dakota Museum

Learn more about Avon by visiting the Avon Museum or contacting The Avon Historical Preservation Society, 213 N Pine, Avon, SD 57315-0313