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Aurora in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Aurora

 
 
Aurora Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 6, 2006
1. Aurora Marker
Inscription.  Rev. John Stough and family settled at Mount Carmel about 1787, and about 1790 Stough started the first gristmill. The first church was the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, organized between 1792 and 1796.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionIndustry & CommercePolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1787.
 
Location. 39° 19.379′ N, 79° 33.509′ W. Marker is in Aurora, West Virginia, in Preston County. Marker is on George Washington Highway (U.S. 50) near Aurora Pike, on the left when traveling west. Marker is in front of the Aurora Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aurora WV 26705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gantz Sand (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Stone Tavern (approx. 1.4 miles away); Flag Raising (approx. 2½ miles away); Preston County / Maryland (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different
Aurora Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 6, 2006
2. Aurora Marker
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marker also named Preston County / Maryland (approx. 5 miles away); Battle of Rowlesburg (approx. 6.2 miles away); The 1841 Mountain Howitzer (approx. 6.2 miles away); Rowlesburg Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,674 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on September 18, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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May. 24, 2022