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"Gateway to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)."

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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.

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Austwell location: in southeast Texas, between Tivoli and ANWR on State Highway 239 in Refugio County, Texas

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Austwell history:

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.

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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.

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Austwell attractions:

Preston Rose Austin Historical Marker

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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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