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(San Miguel County)

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Welcome to Aurora ...

Aurora is located in San Miguel 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 6,240 feet [1,902 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Aurora is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Aurora lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Aurora ...

While we believe that this Aurora is located in San Miguel County, we know of another 2 New Mexico communities named Aurora. Those communities are located in the following counties: Colfax and Mora County.

Beyond New Mexico, 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, Minnesota (2), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, 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.

  • Dahlia [Guadalupe County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dahlia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dahlia
    • Dahlia [Guadalupe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Aurora
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dahlia
  • Villanueva [San Miguel County]
  • Clines Corners [Torrance County]
  • Coruco [San Miguel County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coruco
    • Coruco [San Miguel County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Aurora
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coruco
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ribera [San Miguel County]
    • El Ancon [San Miguel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Ancon
      • El Ancon [San Miguel County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Ancon
    • Upper Anton Chico [Guadalupe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Anton Chico
      • Upper Anton Chico [Guadalupe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Anton Chico
    • Anton Chico [Guadalupe County]
    • Chapelle [San Miguel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapelle
      • Chapelle [San Miguel County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapelle
    • Serafina [San Miguel County]

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.

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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 New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including San Miguel, 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 35.1467, Longitude: -105.4492       In this case, the coordinates for Aurora have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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