Community Profile

Incorporated in 1995, the Town of Avon is located five miles west of Indianapolis in Hendricks County and is ten minutes away from Indianapolis International Airport. 
Avon is the only Tree City USA Community in Hendricks County and prides itself in the preservation of the natural environment. 
Avon has a rich musical tradition that includes two national championships for the Avon High School Marching band. Avon is also the home of the Hendricks Symphony and Choir and musician Natalie Walker got her start as a AHS music student. Ms. Walker's music has been on Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty.
  • Home of four star schools, two time Avon High School marching band grand national champion, 2009 state high school boys golf champions.
  • Home of the Hendricks Symphony and Choir.
  • Home of the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA
  • Home of over 20 religious establishments.
  • Birthplace of William T. Hornaday, saviour of the American Buffalo.
  • Home of the famous Haunted Bridge over White Lick Creek.
  • Birthplace of the soybean in the United States.
  • Home of the first outdoor table tennis tables in Indiana.
  • Notable businesses: Harlan Bakeries, Phoenix Fabricators, Acme Masking, American Fasteners, Mears Marchine.
  • Previous town names included Hampton, White Lick, Smootsdell and New Philadelphia.
  • Avon was named when a railroadman put a stake in the ground at the railyard that said Avon.
  • Smoke Free Ordinance provides for healthy living.
  • Population - 2000 census: 6,248
  • Population - 2010 12,446
  • Greater Avon Population is estimated to be 45,000
  • Information about the history and origin of Avon can be found on the Washington Township History page of the Avon-Washington Township Public Library website or in the history section of the Town's web site.
  • Major retailers include Meijer's, Menard's, Lowe's, Super Target, Wal Mart, Dicks, Barnes and Noble, Starbucks.
  • Restaurants include locally owned fair such as Charbonos (steak/pasta), Cinnamon Rooster (breakfast/lunch), Nawlins Cajun, Greenleaf (vietnamese), Randellis Pizza and Frost Bite (ice cream and food).
  • 82.5 acre Avon Town Hall Park offers amenites including walking trails, nine acre lake, two ponds, fishing, shelters, 3 playgrounds, natural walking paths, 18 hole disc golf course, free WIFI, 2 outdoor table tennis tables with free paddles and ball available for use. It is also the home of the Angel of Hope statue to remember children that have passed away and the Military and Public Safety Memorial. It is home to the Avon Relay for Life, Angel of Hope Ceremony, Model Boat Spring Regatta, Fall Outdoor Concert, WWII Memorial Car Show, Avon Community Heritage Festival Talent Show and the Spring Art Show.
  • 120 acre Washington Township Park is owned and operated by Washington Township Parks Department and has playgrounds, splash pad, shelters, bike trails, fishing pond, basketball court, open playing area, band concert shell and meeting pavilion. It is the home of the Avon Community Heritage Festival and Hendricks County Rib Fest.


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6570 E US Highway 36
Avon, IN 46123
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  • Phone: (317) 272-0948
  • Office Hours:
    M-F 8am to 4:30 pm

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