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Welcome to Aiken ...

Aiken is located in Shelby County<1>.

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

When the people of Aiken refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Aikenite<3>

Aiken is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Aiken lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Aiken lies within the (936) area code.

Communities Also Named Aiken ...

While we believe that this Aiken is located in Shelby County, we know of another 2 Texas communities named Aiken. Those communities are located in the following counties: Bell and Floyd County.

Beyond Texas, there are 10 communities that are also named Aiken - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Aiken.

Communities near Aiken ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Aiken.

  • Nacogdoches [Nacogdoches County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nacogdoches
    • Nacogdoches [Nacogdoches County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Aiken
    • Estimated population for 2018: 33,542 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nacogdoches
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nacogdoches
  • Center [Shelby County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center
    • Center [Shelby County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Aiken
    • Estimated population for 2018: 5,278 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center
  • San Augustine [San Augustine County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Augustine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Augustine
    • San Augustine [San Augustine County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Aiken
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,877 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Augustine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Augustine
  • Tenaha [Shelby County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tenaha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenaha
    • Tenaha [Shelby County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Aiken
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,153 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenaha
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenaha
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Timpson [Shelby County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timpson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timpson
      • Timpson [Shelby County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Aiken
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timpson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timpson
    • Garrison [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garrison
      • Garrison [Nacogdoches County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Aiken
      • Estimated population for 2018: 894 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garrison
    • Appleby [Nacogdoches County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Appleby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appleby
      • Appleby [Nacogdoches County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Aiken
      • Estimated population for 2018: 471 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleby
    • Chireno [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chireno
      • Chireno [Nacogdoches County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Aiken
      • Estimated population for 2018: 390 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chireno
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chireno
    • Arcadia [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
      • Arcadia [Shelby County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Aiken
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia
    • Martinsville [Nacogdoches 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 Aiken. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Aiken.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Aiken. 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 Aiken.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aiken. See our Newspapers Page for Aiken.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aiken ...

Looking for more information about Aiken? 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 Aiken, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Aiken.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Aiken. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Shelby, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 Aiken 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 Aiken may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aiken - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Aiken) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aiken. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6899, Longitude: -94.3321       In this case, the coordinates for Aiken have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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