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Welcome to Austin ...

Austin is located in Washington County<1>.

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

Austin is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Austin: (401)

Websites for Austin ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Adding Austin to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Austin elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Rhode Island (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), North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, 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.

  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 81,456 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranston
  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 81,004 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
  • Coventry [Kent County]
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    • Coventry [Kent County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,819 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
  • South Kingstown [Washington County]
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    • South Kingstown [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,348 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Johnston [Providence County]
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      • Johnston [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,471 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston
    • West Warwick [Kent County]
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      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,962 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Kingstown [Washington County]
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      • North Kingstown [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Kingstown
    • Newport [Newport County]
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      • Newport [Newport County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,334 people
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    • Westerly [Washington County]
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      • Westerly [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,381 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westerly have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westerly
    • Killingly [Windham County]
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      • Killingly [Windham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killingly have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killingly

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 ...

Communities in Rhode Island

About Washington County

About Rhode Island

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 Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Washington, 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>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 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: 41.5908, Longitude: -71.6550    
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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