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Welcome to Aurora ...

The city of Aurora is located in Wise 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>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Aurora has a population of 1,512 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Aurora.

Aurora is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Aurora lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Aurora lies within the (940) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Aurora had an population of 1,512 people. This is an increase of 23.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 77.26% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Aurora had a population of 1,220 people. This makes Aurora the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,220 people, the population of Aurora increased 43.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 853 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Aurora.

Adding Aurora to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Aurora in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Aurora elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Aurora on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Aurora ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Texas communities named Aurora: This one is located in Wise County and the other is located in Jefferson County.

Beyond Texas, 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 Mexico (3), New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, 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.

  • Keller [Tarrant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keller
    • Keller [Tarrant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 47,213 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keller
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keller<7>
  • Watauga [Tarrant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watauga
    • Watauga [Tarrant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,481 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watauga
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watauga<7>
  • Saginaw [Tarrant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saginaw
    • Saginaw [Tarrant County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,310 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saginaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saginaw<7>
  • Azle [Tarrant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Azle
    • Azle [Tarrant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,351 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Azle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Azle<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Trophy Club [Denton County]
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      • Trophy Club [Denton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,451 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<7>
    • Roanoke [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
      • Roanoke [Denton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,388 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<7>
    • Decatur [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Wise County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<7>
    • Bridgeport [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Wise County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,653 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<7>
    • Sansom Park [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sansom Park
      • Sansom Park [Tarrant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,748 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sansom Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sansom Park<7>
    • Lake Worth [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Worth
      • Lake Worth [Tarrant County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,896 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Worth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Worth<7>

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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Aurora, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on 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 Wise County: www.co.wise.tx.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Wise, 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 city'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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Aurora.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aurora - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aurora

Our 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).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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