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Welcome to Aurora ...

Aurora is located in the western region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP).

Aurora is located in Gogebic 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 1,580 feet [482 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you leave Aurora and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The telephone area code for Aurora: (906)

Communities Also Named Aurora ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Aurora - they are located in Alabama, Alaska (2), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (7), Kentucky, Maine, 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.

  • Bessemer [Gogebic County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bessemer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer
    • Bessemer [Gogebic County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,747 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer<6>
  • Wakefield [Gogebic County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
    • Wakefield [Gogebic County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,690 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<6>
  • Mercer [Iron County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mercer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercer
    • Mercer [Iron County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,375 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercer
  • Montreal [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montreal
    • Montreal [Iron County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2018: 757 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreal
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kimball [Iron County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimball have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [Iron County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 491 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
    • Saxon [Iron County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saxon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saxon
      • Saxon [Iron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saxon
    • Oma [Iron County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oma
      • Oma [Iron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oma
    • Knight [Iron County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knight
      • Knight [Iron County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knight
    • Carey [Iron County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carey
      • Carey [Iron County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carey
    • Pence [Iron County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pence
      • Pence [Iron County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2018: 158 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence

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 ...

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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 Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Gogebic, 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 'point-to-point' 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: 46.4488, Longitude: -90.1460       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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