Avilla has blossomed into a community of over 2,400 residents and we are happy to say, “Our home is yours.”
HISTORY: Avilla, incorporated in 1876, has a rich history. Noah I. Hill first settled the town and it was named by Judge Edwin Randall after the French word “villas,” which means small town or village. The town has deep religious roots as well. The current St. Mary’s Catholic Church building was dedicated in 1878. Immanuel Lutheran Church, which is one of the oldest parishes in the county and the oldest Lutheran congregation in the county, was organized in 1844. The United Methodist Church was established in 1969 following the merger of three congregations, two from Avilla and one from Swan. Two of the oldest landmarks in the county are located in Avilla: The St. James Hotel and Restaurant began in 1878 and Provena Sacred Heart Home, which first opened as Sacred Heart Home in 1896, moved to its current location north of town on Old State Road 3 in 1976.
POPULATION: About 2,429 according the the 2017 Census estimate.
GOVERNMENT: Avilla Town Council consists of three elected members. The town also has multiple Boards and Commissions. Town Manager Bill Ley and Clerk-Treasurer Rita Grocock are located at the Avilla Town Hall, 108 S. Main Street. Find more information at the town's website. Call (260) 897-2781.
EDUCATION: East Noble (EN) School Corporation can be reached at (260) 347-2501. Avilla Elementary serves kindergarten through 6th; East Noble Middle School serves 6th, 7th, and 8th grade; East Noble High School serves grades eight through 12. St. Mary's Catholic School is the county's only Catholic school. It serves children from pre-school through 8th grade and is located in town. Oak Farm Montessori School serves children from infancy through 12th grade and is located just east of Avilla.
UTILITIES: Sewage disposal, water and electricity are provided by the town. Garbage, recycling, and other disposal services are provided by Noble County Disposal and Republic Services. NIPSCO provides natural gas service. Frontier Communications, Mediacom, and LigTel offers voice, internet, and/or cable/satellite television options. Trash, roll-off, and recycling services are provided by Noble County Disposal. Waste-Haul also provides dumpster services.
POLICE: The Avilla Police Department is located at 117 S. Main Street.
FIRE: The Avilla Volunteer Fire Department provides emergency services in Avilla and is located at 200 S. Main Street.
POST OFFICE: USPS located at 227 E. Albion Street.