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Austin, Colorado
(Delta County)

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Welcome to Austin ...

Austin is located in Delta County<1>.

The location of Austin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Austin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Austinite<3>

From Place Names in Colorado,<4> the origin of Austin is described as "Named after Austin E. Miller, an early settler."

Austin is 5,040 feet [1,536 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Austin is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Austin lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Austin: (970)

The ZIP code for Austin: 81410<6>

Adding Austin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Austin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Austin was in the The Origin of Certain Place Names.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Austin on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Austin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Colorado communities named Austin: This one is located in Delta County and the other is located in Garfield County.

Beyond Colorado, there are 42 communities that are also named Austin - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (3), California, 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, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Austin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Austin.

  • Delta [Delta County]
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    • Delta [Delta County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,995 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delta<8>
  • Cedaredge [Delta County]
  • Olathe [Montrose County]
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    • Olathe [Montrose County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,837 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olathe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olathe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olathe<8>
  • Hotchkiss [Delta County]
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    • Crawford [Delta County]
    • Eckert [Delta County]
    • North Delta [Delta County]
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      • North Delta [Delta County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the west of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Delta
    • Lazear [Delta County]
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      • Lazear [Delta County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lazear have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lazear
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lazear<8>
    • Grand Mesa [Delta County]
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      • Grand Mesa [Delta County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Mesa
    • Keyhole [Delta County]
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      • Keyhole [Delta County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<7> to the west of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keyhole have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyhole

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Austin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Austin.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Austin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Austin. See our Newspapers Page for Austin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Austin ...

Looking for more information about Austin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Austin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Austin.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Colorado

About Delta County

About Colorado

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 Delta County:

The official website for State of Colorado:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Delta, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>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.
<4>The full book title is Place Names in Colorado: Why 700 Communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. See our References and Mentions section for Austin.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Austin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Austin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Austin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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 for your convenience: 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: 38.7811, Longitude: -107.9509       In this case, the coordinates for Austin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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