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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Austin.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Austin to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Austin to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Austin to:

  • Clinton [Map], which is the Seat of Van Buren County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Austin to Clinton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,690 miles [10,766.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,422 miles [11,944.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,300 miles [8,529.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Austin ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Austin.

Within Arkansas, there are 2 communities which are also named Austin. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 40 communities in the United States and Canada - with 39 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Arkansas

Communities outside of Arkansas


Other Communities Located In Arkansas

Conway County

Our profile page for Austin, Conway County   [Map]
Distance: About 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast

Lonoke County

Our profile page for Austin, Lonoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 57 miles [91.7 km] to the Southeast


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Pickens County

Our profile page for Austin, Pickens County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Pickens County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Austin, Santa Clara County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,621 miles [2,608.7 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Delta County

Our profile page for Austin, Delta County   [Map]
Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the West Northwest

Garfield County

Our profile page for Austin, Garfield County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Garfield County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Morgan County

Our profile page for Austin, Morgan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Morgan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Idaho

Twin Falls County

Our profile page for Austin, Twin Falls County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Austin, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Indiana

Scott County

Our profile page for Austin, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Kansas

Neosho County

Our profile page for Austin, Neosho County
This community is historic.
Although located in Neosho County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sumner County

Our profile page for Austin, Sumner County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sumner County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Barren County

Our profile page for Austin, Barren County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Austin   [Map]
Distance: About 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Michigan

Hillsdale County

Our profile page for Austin, Hillsdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the Northeast

Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Austin, Kalamazoo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Kalamazoo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Marquette County

Our profile page for Austin, Marquette County   [Map]
Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the North Northeast

Oakland County

Our profile page for Austin, Oakland County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Oakland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Mower County

Our profile page for Austin, Mower County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Tunica County

Our profile page for Austin, Tunica County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Cass County

Our profile page for Austin, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the North Northwest

Dunklin County

Our profile page for Austin, Dunklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Montana

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for Austin, Lewis and Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,264 miles [2,034.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Sherman County

Our profile page for Austin, Sherman County
This community is historic.
Although located in Sherman County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nevada

Lander County

Our profile page for Austin, Lander County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,353 miles [2,177.4 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Austin, Cattaraugus County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Cattaraugus County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Austin, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Austin, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the East

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Ohio

Ross County

Our profile page for Austin, Ross County   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Austin   [Map]
Distance: About 977 miles [1,572.3 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon

Grant County

Our profile page for Austin, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Potter County

Our profile page for Austin, Potter County   [Map]
Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 km] to the East Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Austin   [Map]
Distance: About 1,265 miles [2,035.8 km] to the Northeast

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Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Austin, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,211 miles [1,948.9 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Laurens County

Our profile page for Austin, Laurens County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Hardin County

Our profile page for Austin, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the East

Wilson County

Our profile page for Austin, Wilson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wilson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Travis County

Our profile page for Austin, Travis County   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the Southwest

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Utah

Sevier County

Our profile page for Austin, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Island County

Our profile page for Austin, Island County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,741 miles [2,801.9 km] to the Northwest

Spokane County

Our profile page for Austin, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,502 miles [2,417.2 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Jackson County

Our profile page for Austin, Jackson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Austin ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Edge (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East of Austin   [Map]
Gobblers Point   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Gravel Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Jerusalem   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Liberty Springs (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lost Corner   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Okay (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Old Liberty (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Racket Ridge (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Scotland   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Welcome   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Williams Gulf (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Zion Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Austin. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Johnny Carpenter
  Actor. He was born in Dardanelle (Arkansas) on Thursday June 25, 1914 and died in Burbank (California) on Thursday February 27, 2003 at an age of 88. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Dardanelle [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Austin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Carpenter<9>
 
John Carter
  Actor. He was born in Center Ridge (Arkansas) on Saturday November 26, 1927 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday May 23, 2015 at an age of 87.

Center Ridge [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Austin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Carter

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The Communities of Arkansas

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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: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Austin. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 35.5306, Longitude: -92.7907     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Austin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Austin to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.582 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.086 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.466 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Austin could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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