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Welcome to Austen ...

Austen is located in Preston County<1>.

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

Austen is 1,620 feet [494 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Austen: (304) and (681)<4>

Communities near Austen ...

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

  • Morgantown [Monongalia County]
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    • Morgantown [Monongalia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Austen
    • Estimated population in 2018: 30,955 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<6>
  • Fairmont [Marion County]
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    • Fairmont [Marion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Austen
    • Estimated population in 2018: 18,411 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairmont<6>
  • Grafton [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
    • Grafton [Taylor County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Austen
    • Estimated population in 2018: 5,040 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<6>
  • Westover [Monongalia County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
    • Westover [Monongalia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Austen
    • Estimated population in 2018: 4,217 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westover<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pleasant Valley [Marion County]
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      • Pleasant Valley [Marion County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Austen
      • Estimated population in 2018: 3,145 people
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    • Kingwood [Preston County]
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      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Austen
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,939 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<6>
    • Terra Alta [Preston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terra Alta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Alta
      • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Austen
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,505 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<6>
    • Rivesville [Marion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivesville
      • Rivesville [Marion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Austen
      • Estimated population in 2018: 910 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rivesville<6>
    • Reedsville [Preston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsville
      • Reedsville [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Austen
      • Estimated population in 2018: 608 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedsville<6>
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowlesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowlesburg
      • Rowlesburg [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Austen
      • Estimated population in 2018: 576 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowlesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowlesburg<6>

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 Austen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Austen.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Austen ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Preston, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Austen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>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- Austen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Austen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3881, Longitude: -79.8009       In this case, the coordinates for Austen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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