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Avoca, Indiana

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Avoca, Indiana
Avoca, Indiana.jpg
Location in Lawrence County, Indiana
Location in Lawrence County, Indiana
Avoca is located in Indiana
Location in Lawrence County, Indiana
Avoca is located in the United States
Avoca (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°54′43″N 86°32′52″W / 38.91194°N 86.54778°W / 38.91194; -86.54778
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.10 sq mi (5.43 km2)
 • Land2.10 sq mi (5.43 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
623 ft (190 m)
 • Total583
 • Density278/sq mi (107.4/km2)
ZIP code
FIPS code18-02890[1]
GNIS feature ID450637[2]

Avoca is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Marshall Township, Lawrence County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 583.[3]


Avoca was platted in 1819.[4] The community likely took its name after the River Avoca, which was mentioned in a poem by Thomas Moore.[5] The Avoca post office was established in 1856.[6]


Avoca is located in northwestern Lawrence County at 38°54′43″N 86°32′52″W / 38.91194°N 86.54778°W / 38.91194; -86.54778, in the southwest corner of Marshall Township. Indiana State Road 37 runs along the eastern edge of the community, leading north 19 miles (31 km) to Bloomington and south 6 miles (10 km) to Bedford, the Lawrence county seat. State Road 58 passes through the center of Avoca, joining SR 37 southbound but leading west 11 miles (18 km) to Owensburg. State Road 54 has its eastern terminus at SR 37 and leads northwest 27 miles (43 km) to Bloomfield.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Avoca census-designated place has an area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all of it recorded as land.[7] The community is in the valley of Goose Creek, which flows southeast to Salt Creek, part of the White River watershed.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[8]


  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Avoca, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (DP-1), Avoca CDP, Indiana". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  4. ^ History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana: Their People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. 1914. pp. 205.
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...the fourth stanza of Thomas Moore's poem "The Meeting of the Waters."
  6. ^ "Lawrence County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  7. ^ "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: Places: Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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