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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Aurora.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Aurora to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Aurora to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Aurora to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 599 miles [964 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Aurora to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 34 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,415 miles [5,495.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 134 days and walking would take 194 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,103 miles [9,821.8 km] and it lies to the North (N).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,794 miles [10,933.9 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,352 miles [8,613.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Aurora ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Aurora.

Within Alaska, there is just one other community named Aurora. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 43 communities in the United States and Canada - with 43 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alaska

Communities located beyond Alaska


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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 IllinoisMissouriOregon 

Alabama

Etowah County

Our profile page for Aurora, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,355 miles [5,399.3 km] to the East

Arkansas

Madison County

Our profile page for Aurora, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,991 miles [4,813.5 km] to the East

California

Stanislaus County

Our profile page for Aurora, Stanislaus County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,014 miles [3,241.2 km] to the Southeast

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Aurora, Arapahoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,410 miles [3,878.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Florida

Brevard County

Our profile page for Aurora, Brevard County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,880 miles [6,244.3 km] to the East

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Aurora, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,827 miles [6,159 km] to the East

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Georgia

Lumpkin County

Our profile page for Aurora, Lumpkin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Lumpkin County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Illinois

Kane County

Our profile page for Aurora, Kane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,877 miles [4,630.1 km] to the East

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Indiana

Dearborn County

Our profile page for Aurora, Dearborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,134 miles [5,043.7 km] to the East

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Iowa

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Aurora, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,714 miles [4,367.8 km] to the East

Keokuk County

Our profile page for Aurora, Keokuk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,753 miles [4,430.5 km] to the East

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Kansas

Clark County

Our profile page for Aurora, Clark County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Cloud County

Our profile page for Aurora, Cloud County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,674 miles [4,303.4 km] to the East

Coffey County

Our profile page for Aurora, Coffey County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Coffey County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Cowley County

Our profile page for Aurora, Cowley County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Cowley County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Jewell County

Our profile page for Aurora, Jewell County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jewell County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Norton County

Our profile page for Aurora, Norton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Norton County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Osage County

Our profile page for Aurora, Osage County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Osage County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Kentucky

Marshall County

Our profile page for Aurora, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,143 miles [5,058.2 km] to the East

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Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Aurora, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,394 miles [5,462.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Gogebic County

Our profile page for Aurora, Gogebic County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,581 miles [4,153.7 km] to the East

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Aurora, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,458 miles [3,955.8 km] to the East

Steele County

Our profile page for Aurora, Steele County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Steele County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Missouri

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Aurora, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,938 miles [4,728.3 km] to the East

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Nebraska

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Aurora, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,584 miles [4,158.5 km] to the East

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Nevada

Mineral County

Our profile page for Aurora, Mineral County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,038 miles [3,279.8 km] to the East Southeast

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New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Aurora, Colfax County
This community is historic.
Although located in Colfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Mora County

Our profile page for Aurora, Mora County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Mora County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Aurora, San Miguel County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,640 miles [4,248.7 km] to the East Southeast

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New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Aurora, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,225 miles [5,190.1 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Aurora, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,617 miles [5,821 km] to the East

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Ohio

Portage County

Our profile page for Aurora, Portage County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,140 miles [5,053.3 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Aurora   [Map]
Distance: About 3,068 miles [4,937.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Aurora, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,534 miles [2,468.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Aurora, Bradford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bradford County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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South Dakota

Brookings County

Our profile page for Aurora, Brookings County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,458 miles [3,955.8 km] to the East

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Texas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Aurora, Jefferson County
This community is historic.
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Wise County

Our profile page for Aurora, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,023 miles [4,865 km] to the East Southeast

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Utah

Sevier County

Our profile page for Aurora, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,218 miles [3,569.5 km] to the East Southeast

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West Virginia

Preston County

Our profile page for Aurora, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,306 miles [5,320.5 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Florence County

Our profile page for Aurora, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,684 miles [4,319.5 km] to the East

Washington County

Our profile page for Aurora, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,792 miles [4,493.3 km] to the East

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Wyoming

Carbon County

Our profile page for Aurora, Carbon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Carbon County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Aurora. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aurora) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aurora. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.6833, Longitude: -151.1000     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aurora have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Aurora to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 5.385 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 10.274 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 347.536 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Aurora, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Aurora.



 
 
 

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