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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Austin, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Austin and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Austin:
    • 41.630967, -78.091714
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Austin
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Austin ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Austin.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Austin is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another 42 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 42 communities, 39 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Pickens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Austin [Pickens County].
    • Arkansas
      • Conway County
      • This Austin is located in Conway County and lies 887 miles [1,427.5 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Conway County community of Austin.
      • Lonoke County
      • This Austin is located in Lonoke County and lies 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the west southwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lonoke County community of Austin.
      • Van Buren County
      • This Austin is located in Van Buren County and lies 896 miles [1,442 km] to the west southwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Austin.
    • California
      • Santa Clara County
      • This Austin is located in Santa Clara County and lies 2,335 miles [3,757.8 km]<2> to the west of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Santa Clara County community of Austin.
    • Colorado
      • Delta County
      • This Austin is located in Delta County and lies 1,578 miles [2,539.5 km]<2> to the west of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delta County community of Austin.
      • Garfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Austin [Garfield County].
    • Georgia
      • Morgan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Austin [Morgan County].
    • Idaho
      • Twin Falls County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Austin [Twin Falls County].
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Austin is located in Cook County and lies 498 miles [801.5 km]<2> to the west of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Austin.
    • Indiana
      • Scott County
      • This Austin is located in Scott County and lies 453 miles [729 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Austin.
    • Kansas
      • Neosho County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Neosho County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Neosho County community of Austin.
      • Sumner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Austin [Sumner County].
    • Kentucky
      • Barren County
      • This Austin is located in Barren County and lies 538 miles [865.8 km]<2> to the southwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barren County community of Austin.
    • Manitoba
      • This Austin lies 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km]<2> to the northwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
    • Michigan
      • Hillsdale County
      • This Austin is located in Hillsdale County and lies 340 miles [547.2 km]<2> to the west of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsdale County community of Austin.
      • Kalamazoo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Austin [Kalamazoo County].
      • Marquette County
      • This Austin is located in Marquette County and lies 565 miles [909.3 km] to the northwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marquette County community of Austin.
      • Oakland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Austin [Oakland County].
    • Minnesota
      • Mower County
      • This Austin is located in Mower County and lies 767 miles [1,234.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mower County community of Austin.
    • Mississippi
      • Tunica County
      • This Austin is located in Tunica County and lies 825 miles [1,327.7 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tunica County community of Austin.
    • Missouri
      • Cass County
      • This Austin is located in Cass County and lies 881 miles [1,417.8 km]<2> to the west of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Austin.
      • Dunklin County
      • This Austin is located in Dunklin County and lies 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the west southwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dunklin County community of Austin.
    • Montana
      • Lewis and Clark County
      • This Austin is located in Lewis and Clark County and lies 1,713 miles [2,756.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis and Clark County community of Austin.
    • Nebraska
      • Sherman County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Sherman County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sherman County community of Austin.
    • Nevada
      • Lander County
      • This Austin is located in Lander County and lies 2,032 miles [3,270.2 km]<2> to the west of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lander County community of Austin.
    • New York
      • Cattaraugus County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Austin [Cattaraugus County].
      • Cayuga County
      • This Austin is located in Cayuga County and lies 116 miles [186.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cayuga County community of Austin.
    • North Carolina
      • Wilkes County
      • This Austin is located in Wilkes County and lies 397 miles [638.9 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilkes County community of Austin.
    • Ohio
      • Ross County
      • This Austin is located in Ross County and lies 308 miles [495.7 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ross County community of Austin.
    • Ontario
      • This Austin lies 362 miles [582.6 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
    • Oregon
      • Grant County
      • This Austin is located in Grant County and lies 2,025 miles [3,258.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Austin.
    • Quebec
      • This Austin lies 383 miles [616.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
    • Rhode Island
      • Washington County
      • This Austin is located in Washington County and lies 332 miles [534.3 km]<2> to the east of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Austin.
    • South Carolina
      • Laurens County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Austin [Laurens County].
    • Tennessee
      • Hardin County
      • This Austin is located in Hardin County and lies 705 miles [1,134.6 km]<2> to the southwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of Austin.
      • Wilson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Austin [Wilson County].
    • Texas
      • Travis County
      • This Austin is located in Travis County and lies 1,344 miles [2,163 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Travis County community of Austin.
    • Utah
      • Sevier County
      • This Austin is located in Sevier County and lies 1,795 miles [2,888.8 km]<2> to the west of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Austin.
    • Washington
      • Island County
      • This Austin is located in Island County and lies 2,189 miles [3,522.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Island County community of Austin.
      • Spokane County
      • This Austin is located in Spokane County and lies 1,942 miles [3,125.3 km] to the west northwest of the Austin that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spokane County community of Austin.
    • Wisconsin
      • Jackson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Austin [Jackson County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Austin ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Emporium [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emporium
    • Emporium [Cameron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emporium
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emporium<5>
  • First Fork [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for First Fork
    • First Fork [Cameron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Austin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for First Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on First Fork
  • Five Points [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Potter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Austin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Ice Mine [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ice Mine
    • Ice Mine [Potter County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Austin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ice Mine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ice Mine
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Inez [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inez
      • Inez [Potter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inez
    • Keating Summit [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keating Summit
      • Keating Summit [Potter County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keating Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keating Summit
    • Lawn View [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawn View
      • Lawn View [Cameron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawn View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawn View
    • Liberty [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [McKean County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Roulette [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roulette
      • Roulette [Potter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Austin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roulette have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roulette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roulette<5>
    • Sweden Valley [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweden Valley
      • Sweden Valley [Potter County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Austin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden Valley

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Austin. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Renovo (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 29, 1910 and died in Punxsutawney (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday October 5, 1994 at the age of 84. He is buried at Morningside Cemetery (Clearfield County, Pennsylvania).
      • Renovo is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Austin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble<6>
    • Riki Lindhome     (Actress, musician, comedian)
      • Actress, musician, comedian. She was born in Coudersport (Pennsylvania) on Monday March 5, 1979
      • Coudersport is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Austin.

How Far From Austin to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Austin to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Austin and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Coudersport, which is the Seat of Potter County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Austin to Coudersport, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 196 miles [315.4 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,825 miles [9,374.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,543 miles [10,529.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,419 miles [7,111.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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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>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Austin could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>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 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, 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: 41.6310, Longitude: -78.0917    
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Austin to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.335 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.368 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.10 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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