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Welcome to Austin ...

Austin is located in Cook 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>

Austin is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Austin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Austin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 42 communities that are also named Austin - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (3), California, Colorado (2), Georgia, Idaho, 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.

  • Chicago [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicago
    • Chicago [Cook County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,693,976 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicago
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chicago<6>
  • Arlington Heights [Cook County]
  • Evanston [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evanston
    • Evanston [Cook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 73,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evanston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evanston<6>
  • Schaumburg [Cook County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schaumburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schaumburg
    • Schaumburg [Cook County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,887 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schaumburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schaumburg<6>
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    • Skokie [Cook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skokie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skokie
      • Skokie [Cook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,700 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skokie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skokie<6>
    • Des Plaines [Cook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Des Plaines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Plaines
      • Des Plaines [Cook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58,899 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Plaines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Plaines<6>
    • Orland Park [Cook County]
    • Oak Lawn [Cook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Lawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Lawn
      • Oak Lawn [Cook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 55,022 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Lawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Lawn<6>
    • Berwyn [Cook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berwyn
      • Berwyn [Cook County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwyn
    • Mount Prospect [Cook County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Prospect
      • Mount Prospect [Cook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53,719 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Prospect
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Prospect<6>

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Austin, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Austin.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 Cook County: www.co.cook.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Cook, 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Austin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8875, Longitude: -87.7648       In this case, the coordinates for Austin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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