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Austwell
Refugio County, Texas

ZipCodes
77950

Motto
"Gateway to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge ANWR."



Page Contents for Austwell, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Austwell is approximately 200 2000, 147 2010.
The approximate number of families is 115 1990, 71 2010.
The amount of land area in Austwell is 0.943 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Austwell to Washington DC is 1388 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 143 miles. (as the crow flies)
Austwell is positioned 28.39 degrees north of the equator and 96.84 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in southeast Texas, between Tivoli and ANWR on State Highway 239 in Refugio County, Texas
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Weather


moderate. Here is a page for the Current weather in Austwell.
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History & History Related Items

The City of Austwell was founded by Preston Rose Austin in 1912. Preston Rose Austin was very influential in the development of Austwell, Tivoli, and the surrounding area. The name of Austwell is coined from the first syllable of Austin and last syllabe of McDowell. Jesse C. McDowell was Austin's partner. Both men were prominent in the founding and settlement of the area.

More Information on Preston Rose Austin.
born: November 11, 1872
died: September 29, 1929

Austwell was incorporated by an election held on September 10, 1914

The town was badly damaged by a storm in 1919 and almost destroyed by another on August 31, 1942.

More history for Austwell.
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Attractions

Preston Rose Austin Historical Marker

Pictures of Austwell.

Austwell is near the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge provides the closest view of the endangered Whooping Crane Grus americana, tallest bird in North America. The refuge offers an Observation Tower 40 feet high, 16 mile Loop Tour Drive, hiking trails, picnic areas, and a Wildlife Interpretive Center with over 100,000 visitors each year. Try this site for more information on the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.
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Austwell City Government

City of Austwell

City Hall
P.O. Box 147
108 S Gisler St
Austwell, TX 77950
Phone: 361-286-3523
Fax: 361-286-3902

Austwell Historical Events

1872, November 11
Preston Rose Austin
Born: November 11, 1872 - near Marshall, Harrison County, Texas
Died: September 29, 1929 - Hot Springs, Arkansas, buried in Victoria, TexasA brief life sketch of Preston Rose Austin who played a major role in the settlement of this area and for whom the town was named.

Austwell Schools

Austwell-Tivoli Schools
Route 1, Box 995
Tivoli, Tx 77990
Phone: 361 286 - 3212 Austwell

Miscellany

The population of Austwell was:
1944 - 300
1988 - 280
1990 - 189
2000 - 200

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