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 Aurora was once the largest city in Wise County, with a population of over 4,000 persons in the late 1800’s.  It was home to many businesses, including dry goods, furniture, feed and grocery stores, a farrier, multiple pharmacies, shoemaker, blacksmith shop, post office, barbershop, a hotel, and six saloons.

Today, Aurora is again growing.  Our population is just over 1, 400 persons.  Aurora is a Type A General Law municipality, operating under the aldermanic form of government. The City is sectioned into three wards, with two representative council members from each ward, and a mayor elected at-large.

A resilient community spirit, great location, and a top-notch school district make Aurora a great place to live.

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