- Avon, the southwest town of the county,
contains township 1 north, range 10 east.
- It was surveyed in 1833 and 1834, and
was legally set apart and named, Feb. 11, 1847. The first town
meeting was held at the house of William CRIPPIN, on the
first Tuesday in April, 1848. Among the early settlers were Joseph
KINNEY, Jr., Joseph HUNTLEY, William CRIPPIN,
H. BEALES, W. F. THOMPSON, William GRIMES
and Joseph WATSON. There were numerous Norwegian pioneers.
They laid out a village which they called Bornitz [actually
located in Section 33 of Plymouth Township], where in 1847
they had built a church. The Rev. Claud Lars CLAUSON was
their first pastor.
- Avon, in the town of Avon, twenty-five
miles southwest of Janesville, contains two
- churches, a school, the steam flouring-mill
of J. FINCH, a general store, and a shoemaker's shop, a blacksmith
shop and a pump factory. Population 150.