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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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 Sevier County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sevier County: Beaver, Emery, Millard, Piute, Sanpete & Wayne.

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:

  • Sevier County     (The home county of Aurora)
    • Salina [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salina
      • Salina [Sevier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,612 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salina<2>
    • Vermillion [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vermillion
      • Vermillion [Sevier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vermillion
    • Sigurd [Sevier County]
    • Redmond [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redmond
      • Redmond [Sevier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redmond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redmond<2>
    • Venice [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Venice
      • Venice [Sevier County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Venice
    • Glenwood [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
      • Glenwood [Sevier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 476 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenwood<2>
    • Richfield [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richfield
      • Richfield [Sevier County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,888 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richfield<2>
    • Annabella [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annabella
      • Annabella [Sevier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 810 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annabella
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Annabella<2>
    • Central Valley [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Valley
      • Central Valley [Sevier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 570 people
      • Former names for Central Valley:
      • Central
      • Inverury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Valley
    • Austin [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austin
      • Austin [Sevier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Austin has also been known as:
      • Frog Town
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
    • Elsinore [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elsinore
      • Elsinore [Sevier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 882 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elsinore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elsinore<2>
    • Monroe [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Sevier County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,358 people
      • Former names for Monroe:
      • Alma
      • Monkey Town
      • South Bend
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<2>
  • Emery County
    • Emery [Emery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emery
      • Emery [Emery County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emery<2>
  • Millard County
    • Holden [Millard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holden
      • Holden [Millard County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 393 people
      • Former names for Holden:
      • Cedar Springs
      • Fort Buttermilk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holden<2>
    • Fillmore [Millard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fillmore
      • Fillmore [Millard County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,650 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fillmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fillmore<2>
    • Scipio [Millard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scipio
      • Scipio [Millard County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scipio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scipio<2>
    • Meadow [Millard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow
      • Meadow [Millard County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 328 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow
    • Kanosh Indian Village [Millard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanosh Indian Village
      • Kanosh Indian Village [Millard County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanosh Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanosh Indian Village
    • Hatton [Millard County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
      • Hatton [Millard County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Hatton:
      • Corn Creek
      • Lower Corn Creek
      • Petersburg
    • Kanosh [Millard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanosh
      • Kanosh [Millard County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 485 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanosh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kanosh<2>
    • Oak City [Millard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak City
      • Oak City [Millard County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 649 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak City<2>
  • Piute County
    • Marysvale [Piute County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marysvale
      • Marysvale [Piute County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 437 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marysvale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marysvale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marysvale<2>
    • Kimberly [Piute County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberly
      • Kimberly [Piute County] was located 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Kimberly. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Sanpete County
    • Axtell [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Axtell
      • Axtell [Sanpete County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axtell
    • Clarion [Sanpete County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarion
      • Clarion [Sanpete County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Clarion. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Centerfield [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerfield
      • Centerfield [Sanpete County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,495 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centerfield<2>
    • Fort Gunnison [Sanpete County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Gunnison
      • Fort Gunnison [Sanpete County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Gunnison. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Gunnison [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunnison
      • Gunnison [Sanpete County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,585 people
      • Former name for Gunnison:
      • Hog Wallow
      • Gunnison has also been known as:
      • Gunnison City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunnison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gunnison<2>
    • Mayfield [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayfield
      • Mayfield [Sanpete County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Mayfield:
      • Cobblehaven
      • Frog Hollow
      • New London
      • Order
      • Skinny
      • Skunk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayfield<2>
    • Dover [Sanpete County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Sanpete County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Dover. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Fayette [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Sanpete County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<2>
    • Sterling [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling
      • Sterling [Sanpete County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • Former names for Sterling:
      • Buncetown
      • Bunceville
      • Leesburg
      • Pettytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sterling<2>
    • Morrison [Sanpete County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Sanpete County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Morrison. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Fort Manti [Sanpete County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Manti
      • Fort Manti [Sanpete County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Manti. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Former names for Fort Manti:
      • Little Stone Fort
      • Manti Log Fort
    • Manti [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manti
      • Manti [Sanpete County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,738 people
      • Former name for Manti:
      • Copenhagen
      • Manti has also been known as:
      • Manti City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manti
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manti<2>
  • Wayne County
    • Fremont [Wayne County]
    • Loa [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loa
      • Loa [Wayne County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 575 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loa<2>
    • Lyman [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Wayne County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<2>

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 31 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 37 miles [59.5 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 begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Utah

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>

While we didn't find Aurora in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Aurora.

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

  • Salina [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salina
    • Salina [Sevier 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: 601 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,612 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Salina had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salina<2>
  • Sigurd [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sigurd
    • Sigurd [Sevier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 443 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sigurd had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sigurd
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sigurd<2>
  • Redmond [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redmond
    • Redmond [Sevier 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: 169 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 747 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Redmond had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redmond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redmond<2>
  • Glenwood [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
    • Glenwood [Sevier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Aurora
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 314 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 476 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glenwood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenwood<2>
  • Richfield [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richfield
    • Richfield [Sevier County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,531 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,888 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Richfield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richfield<2>
  • Annabella [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annabella
    • Annabella [Sevier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 810 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Annabella had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annabella
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Annabella<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Gunnison [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunnison
      • Gunnison [Sanpete County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 549 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,585 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gunnison had a post office and no railroad service
      • Former name for Gunnison:
      • Hog Wallow
      • Gunnison has also been known as:
      • Gunnison City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunnison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gunnison<2>
    • Mayfield [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayfield
      • Mayfield [Sanpete County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 173 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 552 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mayfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Mayfield:
      • Cobblehaven
      • Frog Hollow
      • New London
      • Order
      • Skinny
      • Skunk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayfield<2>
    • Elsinore [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elsinore
      • Elsinore [Sevier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 256 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 882 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Elsinore had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elsinore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elsinore<2>
    • Dover [Sanpete County] - Historic
      • While Dover was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Sanpete County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 98 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dover had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Dover. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Fayette [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Sanpete County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fayette had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<2>
    • Holden [Millard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holden
      • Holden [Millard County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Aurora
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 363 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 393 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Holden had a post office and no railroad service
      • Former names for Holden:
      • Cedar Springs
      • Fort Buttermilk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holden<2>
    • Fillmore [Millard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fillmore
      • Fillmore [Millard County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Aurora
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 514 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,650 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fillmore had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fillmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fillmore<2>
    • Monroe [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Sevier County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Aurora
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 880 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,358 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Monroe had a post office and railroad service
      • Former names for Monroe:
      • Alma
      • Monkey Town
      • South Bend
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<2>
    • Sterling [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling
      • Sterling [Sanpete County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Aurora
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 85 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
      • Former names for Sterling:
      • Buncetown
      • Bunceville
      • Leesburg
      • Pettytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sterling<2>

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.

Utah Place Names
(Available from Amazon.com)

Written by: Van Cott, John W.

Published by the University of Utah Press, 1990

Map from 1890, unknown title/publisher

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.

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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 Sevier County: www.sevierutah.net/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.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 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 for your convenience: 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: 38.9222, Longitude: -111.9376    
<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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