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The location of Aurora









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Aurora to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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 and extending to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 36 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 25 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,269 miles [5,260.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 128 days and walking would take 186 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,754 miles [9,260.2 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 6,457 miles [10,391.5 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,979 miles [8,012.9 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 outside of Alaska


Communities Outside of Alaska

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AlabamaIndianaNebraskaPennsylvania
 
AlaskaIowaNevadaSouth Dakota
 
ArkansasKansasNew MexicoTexas
 
CaliforniaKentuckyNew YorkUtah
 
ColoradoMaineNorth CarolinaWest Virginia
 
FloridaMichiganOhioWisconsin
 
GeorgiaMinnesotaOntarioWyoming
 
IllinoisMissouriOregon 

Alabama

Etowah County

Our profile page for Aurora, Etowah County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,281 miles [5,280.3 km] to the East.

Arkansas

Madison County

Our profile page for Aurora, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,954 miles [4,754 km] to the East Southeast.

California

Stanislaus County

Our profile page for Aurora, Stanislaus County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,169 miles [3,490.7 km] to the Southeast.

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Aurora, Arapahoe County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,425 miles [3,902.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Florida

Brevard County

Our profile page for Aurora, Brevard County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,801 miles [6,117.1 km] to the East.

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Aurora, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,758 miles [6,047.9 km] to the East.

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 .

Illinois

Kane County

Our profile page for Aurora, Kane County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,774 miles [4,464.3 km] to the East.

Indiana

Dearborn County

Our profile page for Aurora, Dearborn County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,028 miles [4,873.1 km] to the East.

Iowa

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Aurora, Buchanan County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,626 miles [4,226.1 km] to the East.

Keokuk County

Our profile page for Aurora, Keokuk County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,675 miles [4,305 km] to the East.

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 2,642 miles [4,251.9 km] to the East Southeast.

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 .

Kentucky

Marshall County

Our profile page for Aurora, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,067 miles [4,935.9 km] to the East.

Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Aurora, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,181 miles [5,119.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Gogebic County

Our profile page for Aurora, Gogebic County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,459 miles [3,957.4 km] to the East.

Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Aurora, Saint Louis County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,339 miles [3,764.3 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 .

Missouri

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Aurora, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,896 miles [4,660.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Nebraska

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Aurora, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,546 miles [4,097.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Nevada

Mineral County

Our profile page for Aurora, Mineral County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 2,172 miles [3,495.5 km] to the Southeast.

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 2,687 miles [4,324.3 km] to the East Southeast.

New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Aurora, Cayuga County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,058 miles [4,921.4 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Aurora, Beaufort County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,486 miles [5,610.2 km] to the East.

Ohio

Portage County

Our profile page for Aurora, Portage County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,003 miles [4,832.9 km] to the East.

Ontario

Our profile page for Aurora   [Map]

Distance: About 2,907 miles [4,678.4 km] to the East.

Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Aurora, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,654 miles [2,661.9 km] to the Southeast.

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 .

South Dakota

Brookings County

Our profile page for Aurora, Brookings County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,388 miles [3,843.1 km] to the East Southeast.

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 3,025 miles [4,868.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Utah

Sevier County

Our profile page for Aurora, Sevier County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,292 miles [3,688.6 km] to the Southeast.

West Virginia

Preston County

Our profile page for Aurora, Preston County   [Map]

Distance: About 3,170 miles [5,101.6 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Florence County

Our profile page for Aurora, Florence County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,555 miles [4,111.9 km] to the East.

Washington County

Our profile page for Aurora, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,680 miles [4,313 km] to the East.

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 .

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aurora ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Badger   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East of Aurora   [Map]

College   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Dogpatch   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Fox   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Musk Ox   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

North Pole   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Slaterville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Totem Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8569, Longitude: -147.7586     [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 angle) to Jerusalem is 2.562 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 7.071 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 344.648 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Aurora could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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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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