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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Avinger is approximately 478 (1990), 444 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 222 (1990), 191 (2010).
The amount of land area in Avinger is 4.838 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.003 sq kilometers.
The distance from Avinger to Washington DC is 1103 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 261 miles. (as the crow flies)
Avinger is positioned 32.89 degrees north of the equator and 94.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in northeastern Texas near the Arkansas and Louisiana borders at the junction of State highways 49 and 155. Nearby communities include Hughes Springs, Lanier, Lassater and Linden.
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History & History Related Items

The area was first known as Hickory Hill when it was settled around 1840. The East Line and Red River Railroad came through in 1876 and a train station was built where Avinger would be situated. Soon businesses began to come to the new town and eventually the post office relocated from Hickory Hill in 1877. The post office and town were re-named for Dr. H.J. Avinger, in whose store the post office was located. By 1884, the town had a population of 50 with a school and several mills. By 1892, the population had grown to 100 people and just a few years later in 1914 to about 500. Avinger grew little for a number of years with just five more residents in 1925 bringing the total to 505 at that time. In 1929, there were about 700 people in Avinger. The depression hit the community hard and many left, dropping the population to about 450 in 1931. The town of Avinger incorporated during this time. During World War II, a steel plant was built here and in the post war years, many renovations were begun. By 1960, the population had risen to its high of 750. Decreasing population has occurred since that time with about 478 at the time of the 1990 census.

Here is a history page for Avinger.
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Home of the Wildflower Trails held each year in April.
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Avinger Chamber

Avinger, Texas Chamber of Commerce
#8 Main Street
Avinger, TX 75630
Phone: 903-562-1325

Avinger Organizations

Avinger, Texas Chamber of Commerce
#8 Main Street
Avinger, TX 75630
Phone: 903-562-1325

Avinger Schools

Avinger ISD
245 Connor Street
Avinger, Texas 75630
Phone: 903-562-1355
Fax: 903-562-1271 Avinger


The population of Avinger was:
1884 - 50
1892 - 100
1914 - 500
1925 - 505
1929 - 700
1931 - 450
1960 - 750
1980 - 671
1990 - 478

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