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Welcome to Austin ...

Austin is located in Barren County<1>.

When the people of Austin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Austinite<2>

Austin is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Austin, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The area code for Austin: (270)

The ZIP code for Austin: 42123<4>

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 Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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 42 communities that are also named Austin - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (3), California, Colorado (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), 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.

  • Glasgow [Barren County]
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    • Glasgow [Barren County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,485 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<6>
  • Scottsville [Allen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsville
    • Scottsville [Allen County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,541 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsville<6>
  • Smiths Grove [Warren County]
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    • Smiths Grove [Warren County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 798 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smiths Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smiths Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smiths Grove<6>
  • Park City [Barren County]
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    • Park City [Barren County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 559 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park City<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gamaliel [Monroe County]
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      • Gamaliel [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gamaliel have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamaliel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gamaliel<6>
    • Oakland [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Warren County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Fountain Run [Monroe County]
    • Cedar Springs [Allen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Springs
      • Cedar Springs [Allen County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Springs
    • Lucas [Barren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucas
      • Lucas [Barren County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucas have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lucas<6>
    • Etoile [Barren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etoile
      • Etoile [Barren County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etoile have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etoile

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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Kentucky

About Barren County

About Kentucky

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 Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Barren, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Austin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we've provided the following link: 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: 36.8252, Longitude: -86.0194    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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