A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Austin ...
Although we found mention of Austin during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Austin was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
While we are confident that Austin was located in Oakland County, we don't know its actual location within the county.
We've added Austin to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Austin - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Austin, please Contact Us.
When the people of Austin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Austinite<2>
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Austin might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Communities Also Named Austin ...
While we believe that this Austin is located in Oakland County, we know of another 3 Michigan communities named Austin. Those communities are located in the following counties: Hillsdale, Kalamazoo and Marquette 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.
Adding Austin to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Oakland County: www.co.oakland.mi.us/
The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/
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This page was last modified: 29 Jun 2022