Austonio, Texas

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Austonio Baptist Church

Austonio is an unincorporated community, formerly a city,[citation needed] in Houston County, Texas, USA.[1]

The community, originally named Pearville, was established before 1900. In 1930 the community sponsored a contest, asking participants to select a new name for the community. Ruth Tucker submitted the name "Austonio", a combination of Austin and San Antonio; the name was chosen as the community's new name. Austonio has an estimated population of about 40.[1]

Education[edit]

Most of Austonio is within the Lovelady Independent School District. A small portion north/northeast of Farm to Market Road 1280 falls within the Crockett Independent School District. Austonio had a school until 1967, whose mascot was the owl.

Government[edit]

The Austonio Fire Department serves the community.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Austonio, Texas." Handbook of Texas. Retrieved on July 16, 2010.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°11′09″N 95°38′19″W / 31.18583°N 95.63861°W / 31.18583; -95.63861