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"Ghost" town of 
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Location:  2 1/2 miles west and 1 mile north of where Trousdale was later established
Existed: June 23, 1898 - August 14, 1906
Named for:  Aurora, Illinois

The original application asked that the name of Tides be given to the town.   Dr. N. F. Nisbitt, the only doctor living near the town, had owned the 40 acres on which the first store was established by Samuel D. Stokes, who also owned the cotton gin and grist mill in Aurora. 

Other families in the area were: Osterloh family:
Bill Clark
Buster Harman
the Limpke family
the Newsoms
the Mayberrys
the Wilkersons
the Oscar Catlege family

 Other known families living in the community, some before the town began were: 
Leroy H. Nuzum
Josiah T. Jones
Wm. J. Clark
S. D. Slakes
N. P. Hutcheson
John W. Chambers
Arthur Fulton
Frank Rogers
J. T. Farr
Allen G. Clark
Hugh Manning
and W. A. Bowen

Do you have photos of  Aurora, OK  that you would be willing to share so we can post them here?
Please email the Pott County Genealogy Club at
We would love to have pictures of each post office; schools; churches, people/families.


Source: "POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY OKLAHOMA HISTORY" compiled and edited by Pottawatomie County History Book Committee; published by Country Lane Press, Claremore, OK, 1987.