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Welcome to Austin ...

So far, we have found very little information about Austin. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Austin to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Austin, please Contact Us.




Austin would have been located within present day Laurens County.

When the people of Austin referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Austinite<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Austin is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Austin was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Austin still existed, it would have been in the (864) area code.

Communities near Austin ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Austin and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2015<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Belton   [Map]   4,336   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clinton   [Map]   8,637   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Due West   [Map]   1,239   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fountain Inn   [Map]   8,317   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   23,260   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Honea Path   [Map]   3,707   W   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Austin.

Communities Also Named Austin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 42 communities that are also named Austin - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (3), California, Colorado (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Austin.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Austin. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Austin. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Austin.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Austin:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Austin no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Laurens County

About South Carolina

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The official website for Laurens County: www.laurenscountysc.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: www.sc.com/







Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Austin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Austin refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Austin may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Austin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Austin. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Austin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Austin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4779, Longitude: -82.1637     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Austin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Austin.

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Austin.



 
 
 

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