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Avon, Connecticut, USA - Ensign Bickford Co. Factory, Avon, Conn.  In 1892 the Ensign-Bickford Company of Simsbury acquired a half interest in the Climax Fuse Company of Avo

Avon, Connecticut, is a picturesque town located in Hartford County, known for its scenic beauty, historical charm, and a variety of activities for residents and visitors alike.

Yung Wing, the first Chinese student to graduate from an American university (Yale University, 1854), once lived in Avon.

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Avon, Connecticut, USA

Ensign Bickford Co. Factory, Avon, Conn.

In 1892 the Ensign-Bickford Company of Simsbury acquired a half interest in the Climax Fuse Company of Avon. By 1907 the companies merged. Following its practice in Simsbury, Ensign-Bickford erected housing for its workers in Avon, including a number of houses built c. 1913 around a small green called Farmington Court...

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  • Avon was first settled as a part of Farmington in 1645.

  • 1839 - Avon
    Avon, Connecticut
    Hartford county. This town was taken from Farmington in 1830. Population, 1,025. It lies between two mountainous ridges and has considerable rich level land on the borders of Farmington river. This is a handsome agricultural town and possesses some very beautiful scenery. The view from Monte Video, on Talcott mountain, nearly 1000 feet above the waters of the Connecticut, is quite enchanting.—"Wardsworth's Tower," or Monte Video, is much resorted to by parties of pleasure in summer months. Avon is 6 miles N. from Farmington, and 9 W.N.W. from Hartford.
    The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
  • News  On September 15, 1905, the Climax Fuse Company experienced a horrific explosion and fire attributed to a careless employee’s use of a hot iron meant for cleaning out debris from the machinery.
    Fifteen workers died in the fire—considered to be the worst in the industry’s history.

  • 2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Avon:
    Farmington Valley Greenway: Start your exploration of Avon with a visit to the Farmington Valley Greenway. This 16-mile-long trail is perfect for walking, jogging, or biking. It winds through beautiful natural landscapes, offering a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

    Talcott Mountain State Park: Located just a short drive from Avon, Talcott Mountain State Park is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Hike up to the Heublein Tower for panoramic views of the Farmington River Valley. The park also has picnic areas and is great for bird watching.

    Old Avon Village: Explore the quaint charm of Old Avon Village, which features a collection of shops, boutiques, and restaurants. You can spend hours strolling through the historic district, shopping for unique gifts, or enjoying a meal at a local eatery.

    Avon Historical Society & Museum: If you're interested in the history of the area, be sure to visit the Avon Historical Society & Museum. It provides... Read MORE...

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female ancestorElizabeth MILLS (1753, Simsbury, Connecticut, USA - 1 July 1825, Avon, Connecticut, USA)
female ancestorEllen Amanda NELSON (24 March 1889, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, USA - 2 August 1954, Avon, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorCharles J WINIS (26 January 1906, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 17 April 1996, Avon, Connecticut, USA)
female ancestorBeatrice KENNEDY (13 December 1919, Essex, Vermont, USA (Essex Jct) - 9 January 1994, Avon, Connecticut, USA)
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