Aurora is a city located in Central Nebraska, with a current population of 4,479. It is the county seat of Hamilton County. In 1861, the first permanent settler arrived in the area of what was to become Aurora. Hamilton County was formed in 1870 and voters elected to move the county seat to Aurora in 1875. Most businesses are located downtown around the square where the county courthouse is located. The beautiful bandstand pictured above is located on the northeast corner of the square.
Notes of Interest:
The second largest hailstone ever recorded landed in Aurora on June 22, 2003.
Harold Edgerton, the inventor of the strobelight was born and raised here.
Places to visit:
Streeter Park – Swimming Pool, Walking Path & Picnic Areas.
The Edgerton Explorit Center – Dedicated to the legacy of Harold Edgerton.
The Plainsman Museum – Collects and preserves the history of Hamilton County.