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Welcome to Austin ...

Austin is located in Wilkes 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 1,500 feet [457 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Austin is located in the (336) area code.

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).

We also found Austin on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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), Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York (2), 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.

  • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
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    • North Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Austin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,082 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Wilkesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Wilkesboro<6>
  • Elkin [Surry County]
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    • Elkin [Surry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Austin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,001 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkin<6>
  • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County]
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    • Wilkesboro [Wilkes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Austin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkesboro<6>
  • Jonesville [Yadkin County]
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    • Jonesville [Yadkin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Austin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,206 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sparta [Alleghany County]
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      • Sparta [Alleghany County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Austin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,723 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<6>
    • Dobson [Surry County]
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      • Dobson [Surry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Austin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dobson<6>
    • Boonville [Yadkin County]
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      • Boonville [Yadkin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Austin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boonville<6>
    • Arlington [Yadkin County]
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      • Arlington [Yadkin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Ronda [Wilkes County]
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      • Ronda [Wilkes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Austin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ronda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronda<6>
    • Thurmond [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmond
      • Thurmond [Surry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thurmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmond<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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About Wilkes County

About North Carolina

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 Wilkes County: www.wilkescounty.net/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Wilkes, 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 36.3237, Longitude: -80.9770       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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