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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Austin to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 60 miles [96.6 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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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 317.582 degrees.

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

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Austin.