Although we found mention of Aurora during our research, we have little information about it.<1> We believe that Aurora had a post office at one time. We have done a cursory search and haven't been able to find any evidence that the community still exists.
One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Aurora. If you can help us locate Aurora, please Contact Us.
Various Identification Codes ...
FIPS Codes ...
In a past effort, various federal agencies worked together to create a set of codes with a purpose similar to the GNIS codes. These codes are called the Federal Information Processing Standard (or the FIPS 55 codes). Although they are still used by some organizations, the FIPS codes are obsolete and will ultimately be replaced by the GNIS codes.
While FIPS codes have been assigned to all counties and states, a specific code has not been assigned to Aurora. The following FIPS codes apply to the State and County:
Regional Codes ...
For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Aurora is located in Region #2 (the Midwest Region).
In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Aurora is located in Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Aurora is located in Region VII (Region 7).
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Aurora is located in Region VII (Region 7).
|<1>||If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Aurora and then turned east". While Aurora could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Aurora as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.|
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 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 county. 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.
Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are 6 Kansas communities also named Aurora. While this community is located in Jewell County, the others are located in the following counties: Clark, Cloud, Coffey, Cowley, Norton and Osage. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Aurora.
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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Aurora.