Aurora was founded in 1886 by the Chicago Great Western Railway and was officially incorporated on August 26, 1899. The town was laid out on 40 acres of land donated by Bishop and Alice Warren and was named after Warren's birthplace of East Aurora, New York. Aurora grew quickly with people moving their homes and businesses to the new town from the nearby community of Mudville which was located two miles south of Aurora.

Aurora Main St. Looking South
Aurora Main St. Looking North