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Our Genealogy Helper for Austin ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Austin (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Austin. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Austin is located in Mower County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Minnesota's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mower County: Howard (IA), Mitchell (IA), Worth (IA), Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn & Olmsted.

Below are the counties that are near Austin. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Austin:

  • Mower County     (The home county of Austin)
    • Mapleview [Mower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleview
      • Mapleview [Mower County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleview
    • Lansing [Mower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
      • Lansing [Mower County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
    • Brownsdale [Mower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsdale
      • Brownsdale [Mower County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 691 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownsdale<3>
    • Rose Creek [Mower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Creek
      • Rose Creek [Mower County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rose Creek<3>
    • Renova [Mower County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renova
      • Renova [Mower County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
    • Waltham [Mower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waltham
      • Waltham [Mower County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 150 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waltham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waltham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waltham<3>
    • Lyle [Mower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyle
      • Lyle [Mower County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 554 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyle<3>
    • Sargeant [Mower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sargeant
      • Sargeant [Mower County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sargeant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sargeant
    • Elkton [Mower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkton
      • Elkton [Mower County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkton
    • Dexter [Mower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dexter
      • Dexter [Mower County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 347 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dexter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dexter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dexter<3>
    • Adams [Mower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams
      • Adams [Mower County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 790 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adams have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adams<3>
    • Taopi [Mower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taopi
      • Taopi [Mower County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 65 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taopi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taopi
  • Dodge County
    • Hayfield [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayfield
      • Hayfield [Dodge County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayfield<3>
    • Dodge Center [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge Center
      • Dodge Center [Dodge County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,768 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodge Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodge Center<3>
    • Claremont [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Dodge County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 537 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Claremont<3>
    • Kasson [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kasson
      • Kasson [Dodge County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,493 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kasson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kasson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kasson<3>
    • Mantorville [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantorville
      • Mantorville [Dodge County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantorville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantorville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mantorville<3>
    • West Concord [Dodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Concord
      • West Concord [Dodge County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 768 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Concord
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Concord<3>
  • Faribault County
    • Walters [Faribault County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walters
      • Walters [Faribault County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 67 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walters have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walters
    • Kiester [Faribault County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiester
      • Kiester [Faribault County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kiester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kiester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kiester<3>
    • Wells [Faribault County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
      • Wells [Faribault County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells<3>
  • Fillmore County
    • Ostrander [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ostrander
      • Ostrander [Fillmore County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ostrander have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ostrander
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ostrander<3>
    • Spring Valley [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Fillmore County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Valley<3>
    • Wykoff [Fillmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wykoff
      • Wykoff [Fillmore County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wykoff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wykoff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wykoff<3>
  • Freeborn County
    • Oakland [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Freeborn County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Myrtle [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
      • Myrtle [Freeborn County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
    • Hollandale [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Freeborn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<3>
    • Hayward [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayward
      • Hayward [Freeborn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 242 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayward have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayward
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayward<3>
    • Glenville [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Freeborn County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 622 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<3>
    • Geneva [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
      • Geneva [Freeborn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 537 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geneva<3>
    • Clarks Grove [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Grove
      • Clarks Grove [Freeborn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 687 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarks Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarks Grove<3>
    • Albert Lea [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albert Lea
      • Albert Lea [Freeborn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,656 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albert Lea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albert Lea<3>
    • Bath [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
      • Bath [Freeborn County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
    • Twin Lakes [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
      • Twin Lakes [Freeborn County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes
    • Manchester [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Freeborn County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 55 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Conger [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conger
      • Conger [Freeborn County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conger
  • Goodhue County
    • Pine Island [Goodhue County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Island
      • Pine Island [Goodhue County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Island<3>
  • Olmsted County
    • Shanty Town [Olmsted County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shanty Town
      • Shanty Town [Olmsted County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shanty Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shanty Town
    • Stewartville [Olmsted County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewartville
      • Stewartville [Olmsted County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,094 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stewartville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewartville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stewartville<3>
    • Byron [Olmsted County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byron
      • Byron [Olmsted County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byron<3>
    • Rochester [Olmsted County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
      • Rochester [Olmsted County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 118,935 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochester<3>
    • Oronoco [Olmsted County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oronoco
      • Oronoco [Olmsted County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,525 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oronoco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oronoco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oronoco<3>
  • Steele County
    • Blooming Prairie [Steele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blooming Prairie
      • Blooming Prairie [Steele County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,936 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blooming Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blooming Prairie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blooming Prairie<3>
    • Union [Steele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Steele County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Ellendale [Steele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellendale
      • Ellendale [Steele County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 672 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellendale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellendale<3>
    • Hope [Steele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
      • Hope [Steele County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
    • Steele Center [Steele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steele Center
      • Steele Center [Steele County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steele Center
    • Havana [Steele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havana
      • Havana [Steele County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havana
    • Rice Lake [Steele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice Lake
      • Rice Lake [Steele County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rice Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice Lake
    • Owatonna [Steele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owatonna
      • Owatonna [Steele County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,704 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owatonna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Owatonna<3>
    • Medford [Steele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medford
      • Medford [Steele County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,256 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medford
  • Waseca County
    • New Richland [Waseca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Richland
      • New Richland [Waseca County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Richland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Richland<3>
    • Waseca [Waseca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waseca
      • Waseca [Waseca County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,865 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waseca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waseca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waseca<3>
    • Waldorf [Waseca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldorf
      • Waldorf [Waseca County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 226 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldorf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldorf
  • Cerro Gordo County (IA)
    • Plymouth [Cerro Gordo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Cerro Gordo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 362 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Rock Falls [Cerro Gordo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Falls
      • Rock Falls [Cerro Gordo County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Falls
    • Mason City [Cerro Gordo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason City
      • Mason City [Cerro Gordo County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,931 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason City<3>
  • Floyd County (IA)
    • Nora Springs [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nora Springs
      • Nora Springs [Floyd County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,354 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nora Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nora Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nora Springs<3>
    • Rudd [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rudd
      • Rudd [Floyd County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rudd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rudd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rudd<3>
    • Floyd [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd
      • Floyd [Floyd County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Floyd<3>
    • Colwell [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colwell
      • Colwell [Floyd County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 70 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colwell<3>
  • Howard County (IA)
    • Riceville [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville [Howard County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 764 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riceville<3>
    • Chester [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Howard County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 120 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<3>
    • Lime Springs [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Springs
      • Lime Springs [Howard County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lime Springs<3>
    • Elma [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elma
      • Elma [Howard County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 527 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elma<3>
  • Mitchell County (IA)
    • Toeterville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toeterville
      • Toeterville [Mitchell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toeterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toeterville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toeterville<3>
    • Carpenter [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenter
      • Carpenter [Mitchell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpenter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
    • Stacyville [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stacyville
      • Stacyville [Mitchell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 463 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stacyville
    • Saint Ansgar [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Ansgar
      • Saint Ansgar [Mitchell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Ansgar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Ansgar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Ansgar<3>
    • Meyer [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meyer
      • Meyer [Mitchell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meyer
    • Little Cedar [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Cedar
      • Little Cedar [Mitchell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Cedar
    • Mitchell [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Mitchell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
    • McIntire [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntire
      • McIntire [Mitchell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntire
    • Osage [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osage
      • Osage [Mitchell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,555 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osage<3>
    • Rock Creek [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Mitchell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek
    • Orchard [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard
      • Orchard [Mitchell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 71 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard
  • Winnebago County (IA)
    • Lake Mills [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mills
      • Lake Mills [Winnebago County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Mills<3>
    • Scarville [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scarville
      • Scarville [Winnebago County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 67 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scarville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scarville<3>
    • Leland [Winnebago County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
      • Leland [Winnebago County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
  • Worth County (IA)
    • Northwood [Worth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwood
      • Northwood [Worth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,955 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northwood<3>
    • Bolan [Worth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolan
      • Bolan [Worth County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolan
    • Grafton [Worth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Worth County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 244 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grafton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<3>
    • Silver Lake [Worth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Lake
      • Silver Lake [Worth County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Lake
    • Kensett [Worth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kensett
      • Kensett [Worth County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 256 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kensett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kensett
    • Manly [Worth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manly
      • Manly [Worth County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manly<3>
    • Bristol [Worth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Worth County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Joice [Worth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joice
      • Joice [Worth County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joice
    • Hanlontown [Worth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanlontown
      • Hanlontown [Worth County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanlontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanlontown
    • Fertile [Worth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fertile
      • Fertile [Worth County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 360 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fertile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fertile
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fertile<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Austin, see our County-by-County Page for Austin.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Austin ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 106 newspapers that have been published in the area around Austin.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Austin. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Austin and those printed in the larger area surrounding Austin.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Austin.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Austin:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Iowa
    • Stories from Minnesota

Cemeteries Near Austin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Austin.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Austin covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Calvary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
    • The Calvary Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Austin.
    • Calvary Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    • St. Augustines Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #264295<4>
  • Oakwood Cemetery
  • Grandview Cemetery
  • Grand View Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grand View Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grand View Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand View Memorial Gardens
  • Rose Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rose Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Creek Cemetery
  • Cedar City Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar City Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar City Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Lansing Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lansing Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lansing Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • Greenwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Greenwood Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Cemetery
    • Old Red Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Red Oak Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Red Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Red Oak Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Red Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Brown Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Brown Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairview Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Austin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • Kennevan Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kennevan Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kennevan Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kennevan Family Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennevan Family Cemetery
    • London Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the London Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the London Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • London Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London Cemetery
    • St. Peter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Peter Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peter Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Austin had a population of 3,901 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Austin had a population of 25,233 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Austin, with the one closest to Austin listed first.

  • Austin [Mower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austin
    • Austin [Mower County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Austin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,901 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,233 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Austin had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Austin<3>
  • Ramsey [Mower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramsey
    • Ramsey [Mower County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Austin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 15 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ramsey had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramsey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramsey
  • Varco [Mower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varco
    • Varco [Mower County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Austin
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Varco had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Varco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varco
  • Lansing [Mower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
    • Lansing [Mower County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Austin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lansing had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
  • Oakland [Freeborn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
    • Oakland [Freeborn County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Austin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 110 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oakland had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
  • Moscow [Freeborn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
    • Moscow [Freeborn County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
  • Continue List ...
    • Brownsdale [Mower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsdale
      • Brownsdale [Mower County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 282 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 691 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brownsdale had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownsdale<3>
    • Rose Creek [Mower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Creek
      • Rose Creek [Mower County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 424 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rose Creek had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rose Creek<3>
    • London [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London
      • London [Freeborn County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, London had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for London have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
    • Myrtle [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
      • Myrtle [Freeborn County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Myrtle had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
    • Lyle [Mower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyle
      • Lyle [Mower County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 306 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 554 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lyle had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyle<3>
    • Renova [Mower County] - Historic
      • While Renova was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renova
      • Renova [Mower County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Renova had railroad service and no post office
    • Waltham [Mower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waltham
      • Waltham [Mower County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Waltham had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waltham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waltham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waltham<3>
    • Mona [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mona
      • Mona [Mitchell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 171 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mona had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mona
    • Sargeant [Mower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sargeant
      • Sargeant [Mower County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sargeant had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sargeant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sargeant

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Austin. See our List of 1890's Communities around Austin.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Austin ...

While our initial data about Austin came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Austin in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Austin.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Austin:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Austin in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Austin for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Austin. See our Misc Page for Austin for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About Mower County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Austin: www.ci.austin.mn.us/

The official website for Mower County: www.co.mower.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Austin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Austin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Austin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6666, Longitude: -92.9749    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Austin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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