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Our Genealogy Helper for Aurora ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Aurora (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Aurora. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Aurora is located in Lawrence County.

To see how the shape of Missouri's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Barry, Christian, Dade, Greene, Jasper, Newton & Stone.

Below are the counties that are near Aurora. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Aurora:

  • Lawrence County     (The home county of Aurora)
    • Marionville [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marionville
      • Marionville [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,164 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marionville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marionville<2>
    • Verona [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
      • Verona [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 606 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
    • Hoberg [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoberg
      • Hoberg [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoberg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoberg
    • Mount Vernon [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<2>
    • Freistatt [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freistatt
      • Freistatt [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freistatt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freistatt
    • Heatonville [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heatonville
      • Heatonville [Lawrence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heatonville
    • Stotts City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stotts City
      • Stotts City [Lawrence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stotts City
    • Pierce City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce City
      • Pierce City [Lawrence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierce City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pierce City<2>
    • Halltown [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halltown
      • Halltown [Lawrence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 166 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halltown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halltown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halltown<2>
    • Miller [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miller
      • Miller [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 678 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miller<2>
    • Stinson [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stinson
      • Stinson [Lawrence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stinson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stinson
    • Round Grove [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Grove
      • Round Grove [Lawrence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Grove
  • Barry County
    • Tom Town [Barry County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tom Town
      • Tom Town [Barry County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Tom Town. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Scholten [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scholten
      • Scholten [Barry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scholten have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scholten
    • Leann [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leann
      • Leann [Barry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leann
    • Monett [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monett
      • Monett [Barry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monett<2>
    • Star City [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star City
      • Star City [Barry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
    • Purdy [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purdy
      • Purdy [Barry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,131 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purdy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Purdy<2>
    • Butterfield [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butterfield
      • Butterfield [Barry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butterfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butterfield
    • Pioneer [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer
      • Pioneer [Barry County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
    • Cassville [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cassville
      • Cassville [Barry County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cassville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cassville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cassville<2>
    • Hill City [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill City
      • Hill City [Barry County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill City
    • Thompsons Corner [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsons Corner
      • Thompsons Corner [Barry County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompsons Corner
    • Wheaton [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheaton
      • Wheaton [Barry County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheaton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheaton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheaton<2>
  • Barton County
    • Golden City [Barton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden City
      • Golden City [Barton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden City<2>
  • Christian County
    • Billings [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billings
      • Billings [Christian County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Billings have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billings<2>
    • Clever [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clever
      • Clever [Christian County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,836 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clever have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clever
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clever<2>
    • Republic [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Republic
      • Republic [Christian County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,481 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Republic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Republic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Republic<2>
    • Nixa [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixa
      • Nixa [Christian County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,330 people
      • Former name for Nixa:
      • Faught
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nixa<2>
    • Highlandville [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highlandville
      • Highlandville [Christian County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,055 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highlandville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highlandville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highlandville<2>
    • Spokane [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spokane
      • Spokane [Christian County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spokane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spokane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spokane<2>
    • Cassidy [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cassidy
      • Cassidy [Christian County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cassidy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cassidy
    • Fremont Hills [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont Hills
      • Fremont Hills [Christian County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 936 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fremont Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont Hills
    • Green Mound Ridge [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Mound Ridge
      • Green Mound Ridge [Christian County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Mound Ridge
    • Chestnutridge [Christian County]
    • Ozark [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ozark
      • Ozark [Christian County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,052 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ozark have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ozark<2>
    • Saddlebrooke [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddlebrooke
      • Saddlebrooke [Christian County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saddlebrooke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Saddlebrooke has also been known as:
      • Saddlebrooke village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saddlebrooke
  • Dade County
    • Everton [Dade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everton
      • Everton [Dade County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Everton<2>
    • Pilgrim [Dade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrim
      • Pilgrim [Dade County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrim have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrim
    • South Greenfield [Dade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Greenfield
      • South Greenfield [Dade County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Greenfield
    • Greenfield [Dade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Dade County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenfield<2>
    • Lockwood [Dade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockwood
      • Lockwood [Dade County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockwood
    • Dadeville [Dade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dadeville
      • Dadeville [Dade County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 224 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dadeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dadeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dadeville<2>
    • Arcola [Dade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Dade County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
  • Greene County
    • Brookline Station [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline Station
      • Brookline Station [Greene County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Brookline Station. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookline Station
    • Battlefield [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battlefield
      • Battlefield [Greene County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,665 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battlefield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battlefield
    • Brookline [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline
      • Brookline [Greene County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookline have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookline
    • Bois D'Arc [Greene County]
    • Ash Grove [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ash Grove
      • Ash Grove [Greene County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,443 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ash Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ash Grove<2>
    • Willard [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willard
      • Willard [Greene County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,736 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willard<2>
    • Springfield [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Greene County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168,090 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<2>
    • Phenix [Greene County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phenix
      • Phenix [Greene County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Phenix has also been known as:
      • Phenix Quarry
    • Sequiota [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sequiota
      • Sequiota [Greene County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sequiota
    • Walnut Grove [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Greene County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Grove<2>
    • Strafford [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strafford
      • Strafford [Greene County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,502 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strafford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strafford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strafford<2>
  • Jasper County
    • La Russell [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Russell
      • La Russell [Jasper County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Russell
    • Sarcoxie [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarcoxie
      • Sarcoxie [Jasper County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,549 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarcoxie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarcoxie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sarcoxie<2>
    • Motley [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Motley
      • Motley [Jasper County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Motley
    • Reeds [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeds
      • Reeds [Jasper County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reeds have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeds
    • Avilla [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avilla
      • Avilla [Jasper County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 131 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avilla
    • Maple Grove [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
      • Maple Grove [Jasper County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
    • Forest Mills [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Mills
      • Forest Mills [Jasper County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Mills
    • Fidelity [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fidelity
      • Fidelity [Jasper County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fidelity
    • Carthage [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Jasper County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<2>
    • Carytown [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carytown
      • Carytown [Jasper County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 283 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carytown
    • Brooklyn Heights [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn Heights
      • Brooklyn Heights [Jasper County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 105 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn Heights
    • Duenweg [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duenweg
      • Duenweg [Jasper County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,371 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duenweg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duenweg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duenweg<2>
  • McDonald County
    • Rocky Comfort [McDonald County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Comfort
      • Rocky Comfort [McDonald County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Comfort have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Newton County
    • Wentworth [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wentworth
      • Wentworth [Newton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wentworth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Talmage City [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talmage City
      • Talmage City [Newton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talmage City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fairview [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Newton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 378 people
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    • Ritchey [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ritchey
      • Ritchey [Newton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ritchey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Newtonia [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtonia
      • Newtonia [Newton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 194 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newtonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stark City [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stark City
      • Stark City [Newton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stark City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stella [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stella
      • Stella [Newton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stella have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Granby [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granby
      • Granby [Newton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,100 people
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    • Granby City [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granby City
      • Granby City [Newton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granby City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granby City
    • Diamond [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond
      • Diamond [Newton County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 909 people
      • Former names for Diamond:
      • Diamond Grove
      • Diamond Mill
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    • Neosho [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neosho
      • Neosho [Newton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,116 people
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  • Polk County
    • Morrisville [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrisville
      • Morrisville [Polk County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 398 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrisville<2>
    • Brighton [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Polk County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Aldrich [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aldrich
      • Aldrich [Polk County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aldrich have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aldrich
  • Stone County
    • Crane [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane
      • Crane [Stone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crane<2>
    • Hurley [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurley
      • Hurley [Stone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurley<2>
    • Union City [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [Stone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • Oto [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oto
      • Oto [Stone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oto
    • Galena [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
      • Galena [Stone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 443 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galena<2>
    • McCord Bend [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCord Bend
      • McCord Bend [Stone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCord Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCord Bend
    • White City [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Stone County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
    • Cape Fair [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Fair
      • Cape Fair [Stone County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cape Fair have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cape Fair<2>
    • Ponce de Leon [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponce de Leon
      • Ponce de Leon [Stone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponce de Leon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponce de Leon
    • Reeds Spring [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeds Spring
      • Reeds Spring [Stone County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 876 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reeds Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reeds Spring<2>
    • Branson West [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branson West
      • Branson West [Stone County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 451 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branson West have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branson West
    • Kimberling City [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberling City
      • Kimberling City [Stone County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,331 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimberling City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimberling City<2>
  • Taney County
    • Branson [Taney County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branson
      • Branson [Taney County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,687 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Branson<2>
    • Bull Creek [Taney County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull Creek
      • Bull Creek [Taney County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 633 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bull Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bull Creek
    • Table Rock [Taney County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Table Rock
      • Table Rock [Taney County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Table Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Table Rock
    • Merriam Woods [Taney County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merriam Woods
      • Merriam Woods [Taney County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,859 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merriam Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merriam Woods
    • Rockaway Beach [Taney County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockaway Beach
      • Rockaway Beach [Taney County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockaway Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockaway Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockaway Beach<2>
    • Hollister [Taney County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollister
      • Hollister [Taney County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,607 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollister
    • Forsyth [Taney County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forsyth
      • Forsyth [Taney County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,560 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forsyth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forsyth<2>
    • Kirbyville [Taney County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirbyville
      • Kirbyville [Taney County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirbyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirbyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirbyville<2>
  • Webster County
    • Rogersville [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogersville
      • Rogersville [Webster County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,953 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogersville<2>
  • Benton County (AR)
    • Gateway [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gateway
      • Gateway [Benton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gateway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gateway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gateway<2>
    • Garfield [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garfield
      • Garfield [Benton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 597 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garfield<2>
  • Carroll County (AR)
    • Holiday Island [Carroll County]
    • Beaver [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Carroll County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver<2>
    • Blue Eye [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Eye
      • Blue Eye [Carroll County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Eye
    • Eureka Springs [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka Springs
      • Eureka Springs [Carroll County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,084 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eureka Springs<2>
    • Oak Grove [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Carroll County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Grove<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Aurora, see our County-by-County Page for Aurora.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Aurora ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 72 newspapers that have been published in the area around Aurora.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Aurora. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Aurora and those printed in the larger area surrounding Aurora.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 26 miles [41.8 km] of Aurora.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Aurora:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Arkansas
    • Stories from Missouri

Cemeteries Near Aurora ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Aurora.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Aurora covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Aurora had a population of 3,482 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Aurora had a population of 7,432 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Aurora, with the one closest to Aurora listed first.

  • Aurora [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora [Lawrence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Aurora
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,482 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,432 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Aurora had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<2>
  • Marionville [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marionville
    • Marionville [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,159 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,164 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Marionville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marionville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marionville<2>
  • Verona [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
    • Verona [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 500 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 606 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Verona had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
  • Logan [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
    • Logan [Lawrence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 120 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Logan had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
  • Bradfield [Stone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradfield
    • Bradfield [Stone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bradfield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradfield
  • Scholten [Barry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scholten
    • Scholten [Barry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Scholten had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scholten have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scholten
  • Continue List ...
    • McDowell [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDowell
      • McDowell [Barry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McDowell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McDowell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDowell
    • Mount Vernon [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 782 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,477 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<2>
    • Chesapeake [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
      • Chesapeake [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chesapeake had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • Freistatt [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freistatt
      • Freistatt [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Freistatt had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freistatt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freistatt
    • Monett [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monett
      • Monett [Barry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,699 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,161 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Monett had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monett<2>
    • Leann [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leann
      • Leann [Barry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leann had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leann
    • Billings [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billings
      • Billings [Christian County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 464 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,115 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Billings had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Billings have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billings<2>
    • Jenkins [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkins
      • Jenkins [Barry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jenkins had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenkins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkins
    • School [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for School
      • School [Stone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, School had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for School have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on School

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Aurora. See our List of 1890's Communities around Aurora.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Aurora ...

While our initial data about Aurora came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Aurora in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Aurora.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Aurora:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Map from 1904 (unknown title/publisher)

Rand McNally Map of Missouri (1897)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Aurora in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Aurora for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Aurora. See our Misc Page for Aurora for more information.

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 Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.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 AuroraOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aurora. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9707, Longitude: -93.7180    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Aurora, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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