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Aurora Township

Aurora, Eola, North Aurora  

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Montgomery

 

Kane County, Illinois

 

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The Early Settlers found

Forests, Grassy Plains & the beautiful Fox River


1867 Map

1882 Map

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Aurora

Historical Time Line

 

1834

1837

       McCarty's Mill renamed Aurora

1853

 

1854

1857

1864

1886

1900

1908

1928-29

       House addresses were renumbered

1947

       View of Broadway Street, looking South.


Resources- Kane County

 

 


Links to Area Resources

 

Aurora Area Organizations

Aurora Area Organizations

 

Architecture

 

Wagner House (Blackberry Village)

 

Historic Places

Stolp Island Historic District

New York Street bridge (statues)

Black History Landmarks

 

Walter Peyton's Round House

History of the Round House

Walter Payton's Roundhouse Complex - Aurora

 

Biographies - Info

        BROWNSON, Jacques Calman - Architect

       COPLEY, Ira - Newspaper Publisher

       GARDNER, Marshall B. - Hollow Earth Theory Patent

       GILPATRICK, Louis Oliver - Chemist

HARDING, Alexander - Buried on the corner of Curry and Wilder streets, Harding was born a slave in Kentucky in 1793, became a famous jockey and later owned a successful draying (hauling in horse-drawn wagons) business. After acquiring considerable wealth, he moved to Aurora in 1867, where he resided until his death in 1908 at the age of 114. The fact that he lived in three centuries even put him on the pages of Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

        JORDAN, Hector  - Federal Bureau of Narcotics

       McDOLE, Samuel P.  - pic & bio

       OBERWIES, Peter

        OLIN, Alfred - Detective Aurora, Illinois, P.D.

       PELICAN, Peter - Civil War soldier

       RICHARDSON, Thompson - Police Officer

       STONE, David  & family of Aurora, IL & Aurora, NE

       WHITE, Fred O. - Illinois Veterans Home Site Location Comm.

       WILLIAMS, Albert  - Escaped Slave

 

       THURM HOOVEN, Marilyn Katherine aka THORNE, Marilyn - entertainer

 

Company Histories

       Oberweis Dairy

 

Aurora History Links

       City of Aurora - History

       City of Aurora Historic Preservation Info

       Suffrage

       Aurora Organizations & Resources

       Aurora University

       Aurora Street Car Map

Early Aurora Settlers

Joseph, Samuel and Daniel McCarty (brothers)

Beardslee

Bowen

Bush

Devoe

Daniel Eastman MD - first doctor arrived in 1835

Flower

Fouracres

Ralph C. Horr - arrived in 1834, first Justice of the Peace in 1835.

Joseph Huntoon & family - arrived about 1835 (look for info on Huntoon House)

Johns

Theodore Lake - lived on West Downer Place

Zaphna Lake, brother to Theodore, was a merchant until he sold to John Livingston.

Laird

McLean

Pearce

Seth Reed was in the area as early as 1832 but left due to the Black Hawk war and went to Fort Dearborn (Chicago) for several years, but returned.

Chester Parmalee Trask - arrived about 1839, worked at McCarty's Saw Mill.

Tower

VanFleet

Burr Winton - first postmaster, in 1837

Wormly

 

 

Floods - Fires - Earthquakes

       Earthquakes

       Fire Department - History

       Aurora Fire Museum

 

Church Histories

Misc. Aurora Links

       City Directory 1893  page 321   McCollum to McDonald

       Aurora Township Cemetery

       Paramount Arts Center

       History of the Twist-Off Cap

 

       Aurora On-line Community Network

 

Schools

Aurora College > Aurora University

Jennings Seminary

Aurora area schools

 

Misc Info and Facts

 

 

Area Home Pages, Messages Etc

Landry

 

 


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