A tale of two meetinghouses & their communities : Avon, Connecticut 1746-2019 : West Avon Congregational Church (1818), Avon Congregational Church (1819) / by Marjorie P. Bender, Nora O. Howard, and Jean T. Parker.
"In association with the Avon Free Public Library, the Avon Historical Society."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-195) and index.
One church, 1746-1818 -- West Avon Congregational Church -- West Avon Congregational Church pastors -- Avon Congregational Church -- Avon Congregational Church pastors.
"In December 1817, the only church in Avon burned down, and it was probably arson. The people had no choice but to split the congregation in two, after decades of conflict about where to build a new meetinghouse. The Pastor of West Avon's church had retired after 50 years, and the new church in East Avon didn't even have a pastor. It was time to begin anew"--Back cover.