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Welcome to Aurora ...

So far, we have found very little information about Aurora. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Aurora to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Aurora, please Contact Us.




Aurora would have been located within present day Mineral County.

When the people of Aurora referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Auroran<2>

Aurora was founded in 1860.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Aurora is 7,440 feet [2,268 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Aurora is about 1½ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Aurora was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Aurora still existed, it would have been in the (775) area code.

Communities near Aurora ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   DirectionDistance
Belfort (CA) - Historic   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bodie (CA) - Historic   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bridgeport (CA)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Chemung Mine (CA) - Historic   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Chinatown (CA) - Historic   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dog Town (CA) - Historic   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Aurora.

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, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Missouri, Nebraska, 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aurora. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Aurora. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Aurora:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Aurora no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aurora - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Aurora. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aurora

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aurora. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2867, Longitude: -118.9009     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Aurora.