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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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

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 Potter County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Potter County: Allegany (NY), Steuben (NY), Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, McKean & Tioga.

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:

  • Potter County     (The home county of Austin)
    • Inez [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inez
      • Inez [Potter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inez
    • Coudersport [Potter County]
    • Sweden Valley [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweden Valley
      • Sweden Valley [Potter County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden Valley
    • New Bergen [Potter County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bergen
      • New Bergen [Potter County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Bergen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Millport [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millport
      • Millport [Potter County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millport
    • Oswayo [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oswayo
      • Oswayo [Potter County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 131 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswayo
    • Shinglehouse [Potter County]
    • Ellisburg [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisburg
      • Ellisburg [Potter County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisburg
    • Galeton [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galeton
      • Galeton [Potter County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,077 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galeton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galeton<2>
    • Ulysses [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ulysses
      • Ulysses [Potter County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ulysses have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulysses
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ulysses<2>
    • Hector [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hector
      • Hector [Potter County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hector
    • North Bingham [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bingham
      • North Bingham [Potter County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Bingham
  • Cameron County
    • Emporium [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emporium
      • Emporium [Cameron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emporium have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emporium
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emporium<2>
    • Weber City [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weber City
      • Weber City [Cameron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weber City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weber City
    • Huntley [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
      • Huntley [Cameron County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley
    • Driftwood [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driftwood
      • Driftwood [Cameron County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Driftwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driftwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Driftwood<2>
  • Clinton County
    • Bitumen [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitumen
      • Bitumen [Clinton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bitumen
    • Cooks Run [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooks Run
      • Cooks Run [Clinton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooks Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooks Run
    • Westport [Clinton County]
    • Renovo [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renovo
      • Renovo [Clinton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renovo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renovo<2>
    • South Renovo [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Renovo
      • South Renovo [Clinton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 426 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Renovo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Renovo
    • Farwell [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farwell
      • Farwell [Clinton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farwell
  • Elk County
    • Saint Marys [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marys
      • Saint Marys [Elk County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,260 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marys<2>
    • Byrnedale [Elk County]
    • Johnsonburg [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsonburg
      • Johnsonburg [Elk County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,291 people
      • Former name for Johnsonburg:
      • Quay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsonburg
    • Ridgway [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgway
      • Ridgway [Elk County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,751 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgway<2>
    • James City [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James City
      • James City [Elk County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for James City<2>
  • McKean County
    • Gardeau [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardeau
      • Gardeau [McKean County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardeau
    • Port Allegany [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Allegany
      • Port Allegany [McKean County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,998 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Allegany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Allegany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Allegany<2>
    • Crosby [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [McKean County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
    • Smethport [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smethport
      • Smethport [McKean County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,530 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smethport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smethport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smethport<2>
    • Eldred [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldred
      • Eldred [McKean County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 761 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldred have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldred
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eldred<2>
    • Wrights Corners [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrights Corners
      • Wrights Corners [McKean County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrights Corners
    • Mount Jewett [McKean County]
    • Rew [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rew
      • Rew [McKean County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rew
    • Allen [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
      • Allen [McKean County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
    • Lewis Run [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis Run
      • Lewis Run [McKean County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 567 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Run
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewis Run<2>
    • Custer City [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer City
      • Custer City [McKean County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custer City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer City<2>
    • Derrick City [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derrick City
      • Derrick City [McKean County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derrick City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derrick City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derrick City<2>
    • Bradford [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradford
      • Bradford [McKean County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradford<2>
  • Tioga County
    • Manhattan [Tioga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manhattan
      • Manhattan [Tioga County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
    • Westfield [Tioga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Tioga County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,036 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westfield<2>
    • Knoxville [Tioga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knoxville
      • Knoxville [Tioga County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 599 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knoxville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knoxville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knoxville<2>
  • Allegany County (NY)
    • Bowler [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowler
      • Bowler [Allegany County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowler
    • Little Genesee [Allegany County]
    • Bolivar [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivar
      • Bolivar [Allegany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,042 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
    • Alma [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
      • Alma [Allegany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 830 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Genesee [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genesee
      • Genesee [Allegany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,599 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genesee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genesee
    • Willing [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willing
      • Willing [Allegany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willing
    • Paynesville [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paynesville
      • Paynesville [Allegany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paynesville
    • Bolivar [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivar
      • Bolivar [Allegany County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 976 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolivar<2>
    • Richburg [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Allegany County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richburg<2>
    • Whitesville [Allegany County]
    • Independence [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Allegany County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,134 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Wellsville [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellsville
      • Wellsville [Allegany County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,375 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellsville<2>
    • Wirt [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wirt
      • Wirt [Allegany County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,036 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wirt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wirt
  • Cattaraugus County (NY)
    • Portville [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portville
      • Portville [Cattaraugus County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portville<2>
    • Portville [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portville
      • Portville [Cattaraugus County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,518 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portville
    • Olean [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olean
      • Olean [Cattaraugus County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,876 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olean have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olean
    • Olean [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olean
      • Olean [Cattaraugus County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,437 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olean
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olean<2>
    • Saint Bonaventure [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Bonaventure
      • Saint Bonaventure [Cattaraugus County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Bonaventure have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Bonaventure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Bonaventure<2>
    • Allegany [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allegany
      • Allegany [Cattaraugus County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,696 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allegany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allegany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allegany<2>
    • Allegany [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allegany
      • Allegany [Cattaraugus County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,547 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allegany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allegany
    • Limestone [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
      • Limestone [Cattaraugus County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Limestone<2>
    • Carrollton [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Cattaraugus County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
    • Hinsdale [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinsdale
      • Hinsdale [Cattaraugus County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,042 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinsdale
  • Steuben County (NY)
    • West Union [Steuben County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
      • West Union [Steuben County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
    • Rexville [Steuben County]
    • Troupsburg [Steuben County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troupsburg
      • Troupsburg [Steuben County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troupsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troupsburg

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 110 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 27 miles [43.5 km] of Austin.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 New York
    • Stories from Pennsylvania

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.

  • Forksville Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forksville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Costello Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Costello Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • St. Joseph Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Rees Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rees Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Moores Run Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moores Run Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Reed Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reed Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Reed Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Cemetery
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    • Anson Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Anson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Anson Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin.
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    • Wharton Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wharton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wharton Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Austin.
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    • Brooks Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brooks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Brooks Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin.
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    • Jackson Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jackson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jackson Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin.
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    • St. Eulalias Catholic Cemetery
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      • The St. Eulalias Catholic Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the southwest of Coudersport.More accurately, St. Eulalias Catholic Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Austin.
      • St. Eulalias Catholic Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Eulalias Cemetery
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    • Ayers Hill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ayers Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ayers Hill Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin.
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    • Lyman Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lyman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lyman Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Austin.
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    • Newton Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Newton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Newton Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin.
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    • St. Marks Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Marks Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin.
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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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Austin had a population of 1,679 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Austin had a population of 531 people.

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

  • Austin [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austin
    • Austin [Potter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Austin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,679 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 531 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<2>
  • Costello [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Costello
    • Costello [Potter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 618 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Costello had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Costello have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Odin [Potter County]
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    • Odin [Potter County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Austin
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Odin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Odin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Sizerville [Cameron County]
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    • Sizerville [Cameron County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Austin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 163 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sizerville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sizerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Gardeau [McKean County]
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    • Gardeau [McKean County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Austin
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gardeau had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Wharton [Potter County]
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    • Wharton [Potter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wharton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wharton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Inez [Potter County]
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      • Inez [Potter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Inez had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Mina [Potter County]
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      • Mina [Potter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mina had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mina have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Logue [Potter County]
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      • Logue [Potter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Austin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Logue had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logue have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Olmsted [Potter County]
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      • Olmsted [Potter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Olmsted had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olmsted have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Knowlton [Potter County]
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      • Knowlton [Potter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Knowlton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knowlton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ayers Hill [Potter County]
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      • Ayers Hill [Potter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Austin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ayers Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ayers Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Roulette [Potter County]
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      • Roulette [Potter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 829 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Roulette had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roulette have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roulette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roulette<2>
    • Conrad [Potter County]
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      • Conrad [Potter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Austin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Conrad had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conrad have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Coudersport [Potter County]
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      • Coudersport [Potter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Austin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,530 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,404 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coudersport had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coudersport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coudersport<2>

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 ...

Find a Community located in Pennsylvania

About Potter County

About Pennsylvania

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 State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.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 obstructions 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 Austin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Austin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6310, Longitude: -78.0917    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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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