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Aurora in Preston County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Aurora

 
 
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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 orginized between 1792 and 1796.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the Aurora Post Office. Marker is in this post office area: Aurora WV 26705, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 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); Preston County / Maryland (approx. 3.9 miles away); Battle of Rowlesburg (approx. 6.2 miles away); The 1841 Mountain Howitzer (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
 
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Aurora Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 6, 2006
2. Aurora Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,512 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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