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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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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 Wise County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wise County: Cooke, Denton, Jack, Montague, Parker & Tarrant.

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:

  • Wise County     (The home county of Aurora)
    • Rhome [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhome
      • Rhome [Wise County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhome
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rhome<3>
    • Boyd [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyd
      • Boyd [Wise County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,555 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyd<3>
    • Newark [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
      • Newark [Wise County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newark<3>
    • Briar [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briar
      • Briar [Wise County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Briar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briar
    • New Fairview [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Fairview
      • New Fairview [Wise County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for New Fairview:
      • Fairview
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Fairview
    • Bluett [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluett
      • Bluett [Wise County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluett
    • Paradise [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Wise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 594 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paradise<3>
    • Decatur [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Wise County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<3>
    • Bridgeport [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Wise County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,637 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<3>
    • Boonsville [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonsville
      • Boonsville [Wise County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonsville
    • Lake Bridgeport [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Bridgeport
      • Lake Bridgeport [Wise County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 405 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Bridgeport
    • Greenwood [Wise County]
  • Collin County
    • Carrollton [Collin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Collin County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 139,892 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<3>
    • Hebron [Collin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Collin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Frisco [Collin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisco
      • Frisco [Collin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209,980 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frisco<3>
  • Comanche County
    • Cross Roads [Comanche County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Roads
      • Cross Roads [Comanche County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Roads
  • Cooke County
    • Rosston [Cooke County]
    • Era [Cooke County]
    • Valley View [Cooke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley View
      • Valley View [Cooke County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 865 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley View<3>
    • Myra [Cooke County]
  • Dallas County
    • Grapevine [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapevine
      • Grapevine [Dallas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 55,780 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapevine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grapevine<3>
    • Lewisville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Dallas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 112,232 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisville<3>
    • Coppell [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coppell
      • Coppell [Dallas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,958 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coppell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coppell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coppell<3>
    • Irving [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irving
      • Irving [Dallas County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 240,916 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irving have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irving
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irving<3>
    • Grand Prairie [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Prairie
      • Grand Prairie [Dallas County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195,272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Prairie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Prairie<3>
    • Farmers Branch [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmers Branch
      • Farmers Branch [Dallas County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,373 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmers Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmers Branch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmers Branch<3>
    • Addison [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Dallas County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Addison<3>
  • Denton County
    • Haslet [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haslet
      • Haslet [Denton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haslet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haslet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haslet<3>
    • Justin [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Justin
      • Justin [Denton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Justin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Justin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Justin<3>
    • Elizabethtown [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
      • Elizabethtown [Denton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
    • DISH [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DISH
      • DISH [Denton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DISH
    • Northlake [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northlake
      • Northlake [Denton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,354 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northlake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northlake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northlake<3>
    • Stony [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony
      • Stony [Denton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony
    • Ponder [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponder
      • Ponder [Denton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ponder<3>
    • Corral City [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corral City
      • Corral City [Denton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corral City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corral City
    • Roanoke [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
      • Roanoke [Denton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,753 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<3>
    • Marshall Creek [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall Creek
      • Marshall Creek [Denton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall Creek
    • Trophy Club [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trophy Club
      • Trophy Club [Denton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,636 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trophy Club have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trophy Club
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trophy Club<3>
    • Westlake [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westlake
      • Westlake [Denton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,793 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westlake<3>
  • Ellis County
    • Mansfield [Ellis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Ellis County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<3>
  • Hood County
    • Cresson [Hood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cresson
      • Cresson [Hood County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,665 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cresson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cresson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cresson<3>
  • Jack County
    • Westbrook [Jack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook
      • Westbrook [Jack County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
    • Gibtown [Jack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibtown
      • Gibtown [Jack County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibtown
    • Wizard Wells [Jack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wizard Wells
      • Wizard Wells [Jack County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wizard Wells
    • Perrin [Jack County]
    • Jacksboro [Jack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksboro
      • Jacksboro [Jack County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,447 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksboro<3>
  • Johnson County
    • Crowley [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowley
      • Crowley [Johnson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crowley<3>
    • Burleson [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burleson
      • Burleson [Johnson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,686 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burleson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burleson<3>
    • Briaroaks [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briaroaks
      • Briaroaks [Johnson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 506 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Briaroaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briaroaks
    • Cross Timber [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Timber
      • Cross Timber [Johnson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Timber
  • Montague County
    • New Harp [Montague County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Harp
      • New Harp [Montague County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Harp
    • Sunset [Montague County]
    • Forestburg [Montague County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestburg
      • Forestburg [Montague County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forestburg<3>
    • Bowie [Montague County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowie
      • Bowie [Montague County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowie<3>
  • Palo Pinto County
    • Mineral Wells [Palo Pinto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Wells
      • Mineral Wells [Palo Pinto County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,219 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Wells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Wells<3>
  • Parker County
    • Reno [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reno
      • Reno [Parker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,473 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reno have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reno
    • Azle [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Azle
      • Azle [Parker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,607 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Azle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Azle<3>
    • Sanctuary [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanctuary
      • Sanctuary [Parker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanctuary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanctuary
    • Springtown [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springtown
      • Springtown [Parker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springtown<3>
    • Goshen [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Parker County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Carter [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
      • Carter [Parker County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
    • Agnes [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agnes
      • Agnes [Parker County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agnes
    • Dicey [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dicey
      • Dicey [Parker County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dicey
    • Poolville [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poolville
      • Poolville [Parker County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poolville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poolville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poolville<3>
    • Willow Park [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Park
      • Willow Park [Parker County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,994 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willow Park<3>
    • Hudson Oaks [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson Oaks
      • Hudson Oaks [Parker County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,564 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson Oaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson Oaks<3>
    • Peaster [Parker County]
  • Tarrant County
    • Pecan Acres [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Acres
      • Pecan Acres [Tarrant County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Acres
    • Pelican Bay [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelican Bay
      • Pelican Bay [Tarrant County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelican Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelican Bay
    • Eagle Mountain [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Mountain
      • Eagle Mountain [Tarrant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Mountain
    • Saginaw [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saginaw
      • Saginaw [Tarrant County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,860 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saginaw<3>
    • Lakeside [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside
      • Lakeside [Tarrant County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,586 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside
    • Blue Mound [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mound
      • Blue Mound [Tarrant County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Mound<3>
    • Lake Worth [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Worth
      • Lake Worth [Tarrant County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,867 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Worth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sansom Park [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sansom Park
      • Sansom Park [Tarrant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sansom Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sansom Park<3>
    • Keller [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keller
      • Keller [Tarrant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keller<3>
    • Watauga [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watauga
      • Watauga [Tarrant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,188 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watauga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watauga<3>
    • River Oaks [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Oaks
      • River Oaks [Tarrant County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,539 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for River Oaks<3>
    • White Settlement [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Settlement
      • White Settlement [Tarrant County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,776 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Settlement<3>

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

Newspapers Published in 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 177 newspapers that have been published in the area around Aurora.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Aurora, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for 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 Texas

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.

  • Aurora Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Aurora Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Aurora Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora Cemetery
  • Stokes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stokes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stokes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stokes Cemetery
  • Pope Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Boyd Cemetery
  • Deep Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Deep Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Deep Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Creek Cemetery
  • Keeter Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Keeter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keeter Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Annaville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Annaville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Annaville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annaville Cemetery
    • Arkansas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Arkansas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arkansas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Arkansas Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Aurora.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkansas Cemetery
    • Azleland Memorial Park
    • Nelson Cemetery
    • Garvin Cemetery
    • Sand Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sand Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sand Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sand Hill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Aurora.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill Cemetery
    • Trimble Cemetery
    • Opal Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Opal Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Opal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Opal Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal Cemetery
    • Jay Bird / Union Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jay Bird / Union Grove Cemetery
      • Jay Bird / Union Grove Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora.
      • Jay Bird / Union Grove Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Jay Bird Cemetery
      • Jaybird Cemetery
      • Union Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jay Bird / Union Grove Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #4496<4>

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Aurora had a population of 372 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Aurora had a population of 1,522 people.

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

  • Aurora [Wise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora [Wise County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Aurora
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 372 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,522 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<3>
  • Rhome [Wise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhome
    • Rhome [Wise County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rhome had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rhome<3>
  • Briar [Wise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briar
    • Briar [Wise County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 303 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Briar had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Briar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briar
  • Keeter [Wise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeter
    • Keeter [Wise County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Keeter had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keeter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keeter
  • Avondale [Tarrant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avondale
    • Avondale [Tarrant County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Avondale had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
  • Herman [Wise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herman
    • Herman [Wise County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Herman had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herman
  • Continue List ...
    • Drop [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drop
      • Drop [Denton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Drop had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drop
    • Springtown [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springtown
      • Springtown [Parker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 657 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,304 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Springtown had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springtown<3>
    • Azle [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Azle
      • Azle [Parker County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,607 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Azle had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Azle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Azle<3>
    • Haslet [Denton County]
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      • Haslet [Denton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,137 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Haslet had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haslet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haslet<3>
    • Cottondale [Wise County]
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      • Cottondale [Wise 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: 111 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cottondale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottondale
    • Justin [Denton County]
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      • Justin [Denton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,718 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Justin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Justin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Justin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Justin<3>
    • Paradise [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Wise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 57 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 594 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Paradise had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paradise<3>
    • Decatur [Wise County]
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      • Decatur [Wise County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,746 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,572 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Decatur had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<3>
    • Stony [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony
      • Stony [Denton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stony had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony

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: no Railroad mentioned

1883 Railroad Map of Texas (1883)
Published by Rand, McNally and Company

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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Wise County

About Texas

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 Wise County: www.co.wise.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 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: 33.0559, Longitude: -97.5095       In this case, the coordinates for Aurora have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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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