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Welcome to Aurora ...
Although we found mention of Aurora during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Aurora was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
While we are confident that Aurora was located in Steele County, we don't know its actual location within the county.
We've added Aurora to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Aurora - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Aurora, please Contact Us.
When the people of Aurora refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Auroran<2>
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Aurora might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
We believe that Aurora would be found within the (507) area code.
Communities Also Named Aurora ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Minnesota communities named Aurora: This one is located in Steele County and the other is located in Saint Louis County.
Beyond Minnesota, 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, Michigan, 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.
Adding Aurora to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Aurora was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Aurora on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Steele County: www.co.steele.mn.us/
The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022