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Welcome to Aurora ...

Aurora is located in Preston County<1>.

When the people of Aurora refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Auroran<2>

Aurora is 2,640 feet [805 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Aurora is ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Aurora lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Aurora: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Aurora: 26705<5>

Adding Aurora to Our Gazetteer ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Aurora was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Aurora on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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 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, Texas (2), Utah, 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.

  • Kingwood [Preston County]
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    • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Aurora
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,047 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<7>
  • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County]
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    • Mountain Lake Park [Garrett County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Aurora
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,065 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Lake Park
  • Oakland [Garrett County]
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    • Oakland [Garrett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Aurora
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,803 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
  • Terra Alta [Preston County]
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    • Terra Alta [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Aurora
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terra Alta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terra Alta<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
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      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<7>
    • Davis [Tucker County]
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      • Davis [Tucker County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<7>
    • Reedsville [Preston County]
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      • Reedsville [Preston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedsville<7>
    • Rowlesburg [Preston County]
    • Thomas [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
      • Thomas [Tucker County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomas<7>
    • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loch Lynn Heights
      • Loch Lynn Heights [Garrett County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Aurora
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 525 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loch Lynn Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loch Lynn Heights

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Aurora. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Preston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aurora - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Aurora). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Aurora or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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 for our own planning, 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: 39.3243, Longitude: -79.5542    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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