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Our Genealogy Helper for Austin ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Austin (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Austin. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Austin is located in Lonoke County.

To see how the shape of Arkansas' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lonoke County: Arkansas, Faulkner, Jefferson, Prairie, Pulaski & White.

Below are the counties that are near Austin. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Austin:

  • Lonoke County     (The home county of Austin)
    • Ward [Lonoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ward
      • Ward [Lonoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ward have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ward
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ward<3>
    • Cabot [Lonoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabot
      • Cabot [Lonoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,352 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabot
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cabot<3>
    • Oak Grove [Lonoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Lonoke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Lonoke [Lonoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonoke
      • Lonoke [Lonoke County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,187 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonoke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonoke<3>
    • Sisemore [Lonoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sisemore
      • Sisemore [Lonoke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sisemore
    • Carlisle [Lonoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
      • Carlisle [Lonoke County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlisle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<3>
    • Keo [Lonoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keo
      • Keo [Lonoke County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 251 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keo<3>
    • Parkers Corner [Lonoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkers Corner
      • Parkers Corner [Lonoke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkers Corner
    • Seaton [Lonoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaton
      • Seaton [Lonoke County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaton
    • England [Lonoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for England
      • England [Lonoke County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for England have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on England
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for England<3>
    • Coy [Lonoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coy
      • Coy [Lonoke County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coy
    • Allport [Lonoke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allport
      • Allport [Lonoke County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 118 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allport
  • Cleburne County
    • Quitman [Cleburne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quitman
      • Quitman [Cleburne County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 719 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quitman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<3>
    • Heber Springs [Cleburne County]
    • Tumbling Shoals [Cleburne County]
    • Greers Ferry [Cleburne County]
    • Higden [Cleburne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Higden
      • Higden [Cleburne County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Higden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Higden<3>
    • Ida [Cleburne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ida
      • Ida [Cleburne County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ida have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ida
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ida<3>
  • Conway County
    • Menifee [Conway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menifee
      • Menifee [Conway County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Menifee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menifee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Menifee<3>
    • Springfield [Conway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Conway County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<3>
    • Plumerville [Conway County]
  • Faulkner County
    • Vilonia [Faulkner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vilonia
      • Vilonia [Faulkner County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,623 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vilonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vilonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vilonia<3>
    • Mount Vernon [Faulkner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Faulkner County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 149 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
    • Beryl [Faulkner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beryl
      • Beryl [Faulkner County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beryl
    • Enola [Faulkner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enola
      • Enola [Faulkner County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 355 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enola
    • Holland [Faulkner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland
      • Holland [Faulkner County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 577 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland
    • Centerville [Faulkner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Faulkner County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Preston [Faulkner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
      • Preston [Faulkner County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
    • Mayflower [Faulkner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayflower
      • Mayflower [Faulkner County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayflower
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayflower<3>
    • Conway [Faulkner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conway
      • Conway [Faulkner County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 67,638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conway<3>
    • Greenbrier [Faulkner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenbrier
      • Greenbrier [Faulkner County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,665 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbrier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenbrier<3>
    • Guy [Faulkner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guy
      • Guy [Faulkner County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guy
    • Wooster [Faulkner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wooster
      • Wooster [Faulkner County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wooster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wooster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wooster<3>
  • Jefferson County
    • Redfield [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redfield
      • Redfield [Jefferson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,514 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redfield<3>
  • Perry County
    • Fourche [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fourche
      • Fourche [Perry County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 63 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fourche have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fourche
    • Bigelow [Perry County]
    • Houston [Perry County]
  • Prairie County
    • Hickory Plains [Prairie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Plains
      • Hickory Plains [Prairie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Plains
    • Screeton [Prairie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Screeton
      • Screeton [Prairie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Screeton
    • Des Arc [Prairie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Arc
      • Des Arc [Prairie County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,582 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Des Arc have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Arc
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Arc<3>
    • Hazen [Prairie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazen
      • Hazen [Prairie County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazen<3>
    • De Valls Bluff [Prairie County]
    • Fredonia [Prairie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredonia
      • Fredonia [Prairie County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 349 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fredonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredonia
  • Pulaski County
    • Jacksonville [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
      • Jacksonville [Pulaski County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,235 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<3>
    • Gravel Ridge [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Ridge
      • Gravel Ridge [Pulaski County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gravel Ridge<3>
    • Gibson [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibson
      • Gibson [Pulaski County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibson
    • McAlmont [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McAlmont
      • McAlmont [Pulaski County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McAlmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAlmont
    • Sherwood [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherwood
      • Sherwood [Pulaski County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31,436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherwood<3>
    • Booker [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booker
      • Booker [Pulaski County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booker
    • North Little Rock [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Little Rock
      • North Little Rock [Pulaski County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 65,903 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Little Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Little Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Little Rock<3>
    • Rose City [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose City
      • Rose City [Pulaski County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose City
    • Scott [Pulaski County]
    • Marche [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marche
      • Marche [Pulaski County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marche
    • College Station [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Station
      • College Station [Pulaski County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Station
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for College Station<3>
    • Little Rock [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Rock
      • Little Rock [Pulaski County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 197,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Rock<3>
  • Saline County
    • Shannon Hills [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shannon Hills
      • Shannon Hills [Saline County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,990 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shannon Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon Hills
    • Alexander [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander
      • Alexander [Saline County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexander<3>
    • Bryant [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryant
      • Bryant [Saline County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,968 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bryant<3>
  • Van Buren County
    • Damascus [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
      • Damascus [Van Buren County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Damascus<3>
  • White County
    • Beebe [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beebe
      • Beebe [White County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beebe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beebe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beebe<3>
    • El Paso [White County]
    • McRae [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McRae
      • McRae [White County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 669 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McRae have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRae
    • Garner [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garner
      • Garner [White County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 285 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garner<3>
    • Romance [White County]
    • Center Hill [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Hill
      • Center Hill [White County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Hill
    • Higginson [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Higginson
      • Higginson [White County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Higginson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higginson
    • Griffithville [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffithville
      • Griffithville [White County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 225 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffithville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffithville
    • Searcy [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Searcy
      • Searcy [White County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,660 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Searcy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Searcy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Searcy<3>
    • Rose Bud [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Bud
      • Rose Bud [White County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 488 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Bud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Bud
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rose Bud<3>
    • Kensett [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kensett
      • Kensett [White County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kensett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kensett<3>
    • West Point [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [White County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 178 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
  • Woodruff County
    • Augusta [Woodruff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Augusta
      • Augusta [Woodruff County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,947 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Augusta<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Austin, see our County-by-County Page for Austin.

Newspapers Published in Austin ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Austin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Austin, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Austin.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Austin:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Arkansas

Cemeteries Near Austin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Austin.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Austin covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Rock Hill Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Apple Hill Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Apple Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Russ Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Russ Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Old Austin Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Austin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Monk Cemetery
  • Evans Cemetery
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    • Allison Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Allison Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mt. Carmel Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Carmel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sylvania Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sylvania Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Barger Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mountain Springs Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Massey Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Massey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Shurley Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shurley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Red Oak Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Red Oak Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Red Oak Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Austin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Oak Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Austin had a population of 200 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Austin had a population of 4,079 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Austin, with the one closest to Austin listed first.

  • Austin [Lonoke County]
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    • Austin [Lonoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Austin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,079 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Austin had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Austin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
  • Ward [Lonoke County]
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    • Ward [Lonoke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,358 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ward had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ward have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ward
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ward<3>
  • Cabot [Lonoke County]
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    • Cabot [Lonoke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,352 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cabot had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cabot<3>
  • Holland [Lonoke County]
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    • Holland [Lonoke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holland had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Parnell [Lonoke County]
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    • Parnell [Lonoke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Austin
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Parnell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parnell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Beebe [White County]
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    • Beebe [White County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 816 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,168 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Beebe had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beebe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beebe<3>
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    • Butlerville [Lonoke County]
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      • Butlerville [Lonoke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Austin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Butlerville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butlerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Antioch [White County]
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      • Antioch [White County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Antioch had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antioch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Warsaw [Pulaski County]
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      • Warsaw [Pulaski County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Warsaw had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wattensaw [Lonoke County]
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      • Wattensaw [Lonoke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wattensaw had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wattensaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sunrise [White County] - Historic
      • While Sunrise was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
      • Sunrise [White County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sunrise had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • El Paso [White County]
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      • El Paso [White County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 350 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, El Paso had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Paso<3>
    • Jacksonville [Pulaski County]
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      • Jacksonville [Pulaski County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,235 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<3>
    • McRae [White County]
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      • McRae [White County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 669 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McRae had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McRae have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Otto [Faulkner County]
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      • Otto [Faulkner County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Otto had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Austin. See our List of 1890's Communities around Austin.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Austin ...

While our initial data about Austin came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Austin in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Austin.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Austin:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Austin in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Austin for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Austin. See our Misc Page for Austin for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Arkansas Community

About Lonoke County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Austin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Austin) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Austin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AustinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Austin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0079, Longitude: -91.9892       In this case, the coordinates for Austin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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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