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Welcome to Aiken ...

Aiken is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

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 is located in 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
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Center
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • San Augustine
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Tenaha
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Timpson
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • 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 is located in Shelby County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,130 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Timpson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timpson <5>
  • Garrison
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Appleby
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appleby
    • Appleby is located in Nacogdoches County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Appleby
  • Chireno
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Arcadia
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
    • Arcadia is located in Shelby County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Arcadia
  • Martinsville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)

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.

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

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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 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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