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Welcome to Austin ...

Austin is located in Lander County<1>.

Austin was founded in 1862.

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

Austin is 6,640 feet [2,024 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Austin is 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Austin lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Austin is located in the (775) area code.

The ZIP code for Austin: 89310<4>

Websites for Austin ...

Official Website:

Communities Also Named Austin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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, 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 6 communities that are near Austin.

  • Canon City ‑ Historic
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    • Canon City was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Austin.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canon City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Jacobsville ‑ Historic
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    • Jacobsville was located 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Austin.
  • Lander City ‑ Historic
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    • Lander City was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Austin.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lander City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Canyon City ‑ Historic
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    • Canyon City was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Austin.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canyon City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Victorine ‑ Historic
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    • Victorine was located 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Austin.
  • Kingston
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    • Kingston lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Austin.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We're compiling 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. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Austin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Page 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.

You can learn more by visiting the TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Austin.

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Austin was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Austin post office opened in 1863.

We also found Austin in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Austin.

The official website for Austin:

The official website for State of Nevada:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nevada's counties, including Lander, 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 'straight-line' 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.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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 39.4940, Longitude: -117.0696    
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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