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Welcome to Aurora ...

The city of Aurora is located in Keokuk 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

Communities Also Named Aurora ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Iowa communities named Aurora: This one is located in Keokuk County and the other is located in Buchanan County.

Beyond Iowa, there are 44 communities that are also named Aurora - they are located in Alabama, Alaska (2), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, 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.

  • Williamsburg [Iowa County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
    • Williamsburg [Iowa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2018: 3,149 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<6>
  • Sigourney [Keokuk County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sigourney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sigourney
    • Sigourney [Keokuk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,015 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sigourney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sigourney<6>
  • Montezuma [Poweshiek County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montezuma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma
    • Montezuma [Poweshiek County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,412 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montezuma<6>
  • Brooklyn [Poweshiek County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
    • Brooklyn [Poweshiek County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,401 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooklyn<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • North English [Iowa County]
    • Keota [Keokuk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keota
      • Keota [Keokuk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 969 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keota
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keota<6>
    • Victor [Iowa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victor
      • Victor [Iowa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Victor<6>
    • What Cheer [Keokuk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for What Cheer
      • What Cheer [Keokuk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 624 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on What Cheer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for What Cheer<6>
    • Delta [Keokuk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
      • Delta [Keokuk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 317 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
    • Ladora [Iowa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladora
      • Ladora [Iowa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ladora<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 Iowa

About Keokuk County

About Iowa

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 Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Keokuk, 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 city'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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Aurora) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aurora. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aurora

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aurora. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4958, Longitude: -92.2396       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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