|Elevation||197 ft (60 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||666428|
Austin was founded in 1847 and named for Austin Miller, who donated the land on which the town and a courthouse were built.
The town rebuilt and was incorporated in 1871, though it is no longer incorporated.
In 1884, the area was flooded when a nearby levee broke. When waters receded, a large sandbar had been left between the town and the Mississippi River, and steamboats could no longer land. The completion of the Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway 3 mi (4.8 km) east of Austin in the late 1880s further contributed to its isolation.
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