Avon is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. It is situated in the Farmington Valley region of the state and has a population of about 18,000 people. The town was founded in 1645 and was named after the River Avon in England. Avon is known for its beautiful natural surroundings and has several parks and nature preserves areas. The town is also home to a number of historical sites, including the Avon Old Farms School, which was founded in 1927. Avon has a strong sense of community and hosts a number of events and festivals throughout the year, including the Avon Day celebration in the fall and the Avon Community Market in the summer. The town is a popular place to live due to its high-quality schools, safe neighborhoods, and convenient location near the city of Hartford.