Introduction to Aurora, Ohio
Aurora, Ohio, in Portage county, is 18 miles NE of Akron, Ohio (center to center) and 22 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Akron metropolitan area. Aurora has a population of 13,556.
The development of modern day Aurora began around 1799. At that time, it was part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. A former Revolutionary War soldier, Capt. Ebenezer Sheldon, was the first white man to settle in this area. He built the first log cabin with the help of Elias Harmon. The Cleveland - Warren Road was constructed in 1802. The village of Aurora was incorporated in 1929 and Lee Gould became its first mayor. It was reincorporated as a city in 1971.
Aurora and nearby Attractions
- Tinker's Creek State Nature Preserve
- Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
- South Chagrin Reservation
- Aurora Historical Museum
- Sea World Ohio
- Liberty Park
Things To Do In Aurora
You can visit the Aurora Historical Society Museums while staying in the city of Aurora. The Geauga Lake and Wildwater Kingdom and Geauga Lake Park are worth visiting. You can also visit the Aurora Center Historic District. The Melco Lake, Walden Lake, Sunny Lake, and Colebrook Lake are nearby.
The nearest airport is Cuyahoga County Airport.
Aurora Higher Education
Facilities for higher education are offered by Kent State University - Main Campus, University of Akron - Main Campus, Case Western Reserve University, John Carroll University, and several other colleges and universities.