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Welcome to Austin ...

Austin is located in the central region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP).

Austin is located in Marquette 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 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Austin lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Austin, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The area code for Austin: (906)

Communities Also Named Austin ...

While we believe that this Austin is located in Marquette County, we know of another 3 Michigan communities named Austin. Those communities are located in the following counties: Hillsdale, Kalamazoo and Oakland County.

Beyond Michigan, 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), Kentucky, Manitoba, 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.

  • Marquette [Marquette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marquette
    • Marquette [Marquette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2018: 20,680 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marquette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marquette<6>
  • Ishpeming [Marquette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ishpeming
    • Ishpeming [Marquette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2018: 6,431 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ishpeming
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ishpeming<6>
  • Negaunee [Marquette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Negaunee
    • Negaunee [Marquette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2018: 4,547 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Negaunee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Negaunee<6>
  • Little Lake [Marquette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Lake
    • Little Lake [Marquette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Austin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Lake<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sands [Marquette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sands
      • Sands [Marquette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Austin
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    • Palmer [Marquette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmer
      • Palmer [Marquette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmer
    • Skandia [Marquette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skandia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skandia
      • Skandia [Marquette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skandia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skandia<6>
    • Harvey [Marquette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
      • Harvey [Marquette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvey<6>
    • Arnold [Marquette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
      • Arnold [Marquette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arnold<6>
    • Lake Angeline [Marquette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Angeline
      • Lake Angeline [Marquette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Angeline

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Michigan

About Marquette County

About Michigan

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 Marquette County: www.co.marquette.mi.us/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Marquette, 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 drawn 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: 46.2844, Longitude: -87.4571       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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