A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Austin ...
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.
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 ...
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: www.deltacounty.com/
The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/
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This page was last modified: 12 Jun 2021