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Austin, South Carolina

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Welcome to Austin ...

So far, we have found very little information about Austin. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Austin to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Austin, please Contact Us.

Austin would have been located within present day Laurens County.

The location of Austin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Austin referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Austinite<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Austin is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Austin was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Austin still existed, it would have been in the (864) area code.

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, Rhode Island, 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.

  • Greenwood [Greenwood County]
  • Simpsonville [Greenville County]
  • Fountain Inn [Greenville County]
  • Laurens [Laurens County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clinton [Laurens County]
    • Belton [Anderson County]
    • Woodruff [Spartanburg County]
    • Honea Path [Abbeville County]
    • Ware Shoals [Abbeville County]
    • Due West [Abbeville County]

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Laurens County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Laurens County:

The official website for State of South Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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: 34.4779, Longitude: -82.1637       In this case, the coordinates for Austin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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