Aurora is a city of 16,000 people (2019) in Portage County. It is a suburb of Akron, Ohio. Its downtown area is a National Historic Place, with 21 contributing buildings in styles that include Mid-19th Century Revival, Late Victorian, and Federal.
Aurora is part of what was at one time the Connecticut Western Reserve.
Some say Aurora was the name of the daughter of Major Amos Spafford, while others believe the village was named after Aurora, the Roman goddess of dawn.
The family of Ebenezer Sheldon was the first settler family to venture into the remote regions of the Western Reserve in 1799. Sheldon and his family came from Westfield, Connecticut. Soon other pioneer families followed. In 1807 a village government was established.
Aurora lies on SR43 and SR82.
- 1 Aurora Center Historic District. Parts of central Aurora have been designated the Aurora Center Historic District. The historic district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Aurora Ohio Historical Society, 115 E Pioneer Trail, ☏ +1 330-995-3336. M W F 2-4PM. Runs the historical Deed House at Pioneer Park.
- A total solar eclipse on Monday 8 April 2024 starts at 3:14PM local time and lasts 3 minutes. The chances of a clear sky are 40%. The track of totality is northeast from Mexico and Texas to Illinois, then across Indiana to Ohio and the Canada–New England border.
- The historic Aurora Golf and Country Club has been converted into the Paddock River Preserve.
- 1 Geauga Lake. A large lake that was once home to an amusement park.
- 2 Aurora Community Theatre, 115 E Pioneer Trail, ☏ +1 330-562-1818, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Aurora Farms Premium Outlets. The area's outlet center is on Route 43.
- 1 DelCiello's Ristorante & Lounge.
- Thorn Creek Winery, 155 Treat Road, ☏ +1-330-562-9245, email@example.com.
- Aurora Inn Hotel & Conference Center, 30 Shawnee Trail, ☏ +1 330 562-0767.
- 1 The Bertram Inn and Conference Center.
- 1 Aurora Memorial Library, 115 E Pioneer Trail, ☏ +1 330-562-6502.
|Routes through Aurora|
|END ← Cleveland ←||N S||→ Streetsboro → Kent|