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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Aurora to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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:

  • Gadsden [Map], which is the Seat of Etowah County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Aurora to Gadsden, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 605 miles [973.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,497 miles [10,455.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,207 miles [11,598.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,083 miles [8,180.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Aurora ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Aurora.

While the name Aurora is unique within Alabama, we know of another 43 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Alaska

Our profile page for Aurora   [Map]
Distance: About 3,281 miles [5,280.3 km] to the North Northwest

Arkansas

Madison County

Our profile page for Aurora, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the West Northwest

California

Stanislaus County

Our profile page for Aurora, Stanislaus County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,951 miles [3,139.8 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Aurora, Arapahoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Brevard County

Our profile page for Aurora, Brevard County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Aurora, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the South Southeast

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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 county.

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Illinois

Kane County

Our profile page for Aurora, Kane County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the North

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Indiana

Dearborn County

Our profile page for Aurora, Dearborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the North

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Iowa

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Aurora, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the North Northwest

Keokuk County

Our profile page for Aurora, Keokuk County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the North Northwest

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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 county.

Cloud County

Our profile page for Aurora, Cloud County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the Northwest

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 county.

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 county.

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 county.

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 county.

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 county.

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Kentucky

Marshall County

Our profile page for Aurora, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Aurora, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,202 miles [1,934.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Gogebic County

Our profile page for Aurora, Gogebic County   [Map]
Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Aurora, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 977 miles [1,572.3 km] to the North Northwest

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 county.

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Missouri

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Aurora, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Aurora, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Mineral County

Our profile page for Aurora, Mineral County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,835 miles [2,953.1 km] to the West Northwest

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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 county.

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 county.

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Aurora, San Miguel County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km] to the West

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New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Aurora, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Aurora, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the East

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Ohio

Portage County

Our profile page for Aurora, Portage County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Aurora   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Aurora, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,067 miles [3,326.5 km] to the West Northwest

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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 county.

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South Dakota

Brookings County

Our profile page for Aurora, Brookings County   [Map]
Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the Northwest

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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 county.

Wise County

Our profile page for Aurora, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the West

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Utah

Sevier County

Our profile page for Aurora, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,461 miles [2,351.3 km] to the West Northwest

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West Virginia

Preston County

Our profile page for Aurora, Preston County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Florence County

Our profile page for Aurora, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the North

Washington County

Our profile page for Aurora, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the North

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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 county.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Aurora. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Aurora. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 34.1168, Longitude: -86.1925     [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 313.344 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.986 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.92 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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