city in Portage County, Ohio, United States

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.

Get in

Map of Aurora (Ohio)

By car


Aurora lies on SR43 and SR82.

Get around

A church in Aurora
  • 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.
  • 1 DelCiello's Ristorante & Lounge.







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