Aurora in Marion County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Erected by Oregon Travel Experience.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards series list.
Location. 45° 13.886′ N, 122° 45.36′ W. Marker is in Aurora, Oregon, in Marion County. Marker is on Main Street North East near Pacific Highway East (Oregon Route 99E), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21580 Main Street North East, Aurora OR 97002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wm. Keil and Company (here, next to this marker); Will-Snyder Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Octagonal Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Boone's Ferry Grove of the States (approx. 3.2 miles away); Tauchman House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Boone’s Landing (approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of Bill Flynn’s Saloon (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
More about this marker. The marker is located in a small triangular park bounded by Main Street, Pacific Highway and Second Street.
Also see . . .
1. Aurora -- The Oregon Encyclopedia. One of the more successful American utopian communal societies in the nineteenth century was founded on the Pudding River in Marion County in 1856. Named for a daughter of the leader of the Christian communal group, the Aurora Colony (or Aurora Mills, as it was also known) grew to a population of more than 600 individuals who followed the basic Christian beliefs of Wilhelm Keil (1812-1877). (Submitted on February 22, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Oregon Travel Experience - Aurora. The official Oregon 'Beaver Board' website which promotes over 100 Oregon State Historical Markers. (Submitted on February 22, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 22, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.