Avon was a Post Office of Coffey County, Kansas, situated in Star Township on section 20, it was situated on Crooked Creek. It was 8 miles east of Burlington, Kansas, the County Seat, population 1200. John J. Rillin, Justice of the Peace; John L. Hughes, Constable.
Avon post office open May 30, 1865 ran to January 10, 1870, closed, reopen June 15, 1870 closed January 20, 1888.
PETER CAYOT, farmer, P. O. Avon, was born in France, 1828, lived there seventeen years; came to United States, located in Maryland, remained there four years, then moved to Washington County, Iowa, lived there three years; in 1853, went to California, remained there three years, was engaged in mining; he returned to Iowa, lived there two years, came to Kansas, 1858, located in Star Township, Coffey County; has been engaged in farming and stock-raising. Was married in Iowa to Miss Cecile Poire, a native of France. They have three children -- Peter, William L. and Clara. He has a fine farm of 600 acres.
JOSEPH POIRE, farmer, P. O. Avon, was born in France in 1831, lived there twenty years, then came to the United States, located in Iowa, and remained there six years; came to Kansas in 1861, and located in Star Township, Coffey County. He was married in Coffey County, in 1862, to Miss Christine Cayot, a native of France. They have eight children -- Kate, Millie, Cecilia, Minnie, Cynthia, Maggie, Julius and Willie.