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Welcome to Aurora ...

Aurora is located in Etowah County<1>.

The location of Aurora has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Aurora refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Auroran<3>

Aurora is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Aurora lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Aurora (for example, toward Cave Spring (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Communities Also Named Aurora ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Aurora - they are located in Alaska (2), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (7), Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico (3), New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas (2), Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Aurora.

Communities near Aurora ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Aurora.

  • Gadsden [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gadsden
    • Gadsden [Etowah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2018: 35,157 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gadsden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gadsden<6>
  • Albertville [Marshall County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albertville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albertville
    • Albertville [Marshall County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2018: 21,568 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albertville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albertville<6>
  • Boaz [Marshall County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boaz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boaz
    • Boaz [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2018: 9,656 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boaz
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boaz<6>
  • Rainbow City [Etowah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow City
    • Rainbow City [Etowah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2018: 9,565 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainbow City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainbow City<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Southside [Etowah County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southside
      • Southside [Etowah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 8,819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southside<6>
    • Guntersville [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guntersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guntersville
      • Guntersville [Marshall County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 8,482 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guntersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntersville<6>
    • Oneonta [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oneonta
      • Oneonta [Blount County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 6,615 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oneonta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oneonta<6>
    • Attalla [Etowah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attalla
      • Attalla [Etowah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 5,799 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attalla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Attalla<6>
    • Glencoe [Etowah County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glencoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glencoe
      • Glencoe [Etowah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 5,136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glencoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glencoe<6>
    • Crossville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossville
      • Crossville [DeKalb County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,839 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossville<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aurora. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Aurora.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Aurora. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Aurora.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aurora. See our Newspapers Page for Aurora.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aurora ...

Looking for more information about Aurora? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Aurora, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Aurora.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

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 Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Etowah, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Aurora refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Aurora may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aurora - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1168, Longitude: -86.1925       In this case, the coordinates for Aurora have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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