Township of Aurora
A civil town in Taylor County, Wisconsin
latitude 450951N and longitude 0905152W,
Apr. 3, 1897.
Name vacated 17 Nov. 1898.
Re-established 9 Feb. 1899.
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The town has a total area of 34.2 square miles, all of it land.

In mid-summer of 1847 a crew working for the U.S. government surveyed a six mile square which approximates the current boundaries of Aurora. Then in December of 1854 another crew marked all the section corners in the township, walking through the woods and swamps, measuring with chain and compass.When done, the deputy surveyor filed this general description:

This Township contains a few swamps some of considerable extent they are all unfit for cultivation. The River Enters the Town Near the NE Corner of section 24 and flows in a WSWesterly course with a Gentle current except a few Riffles where the current becomes Rapid. The soil is principally 2nd rate. This Township is covered with timber The greater portion of which isHemlock Y Birch Elm and Sugar. A number of small streams rise in this Township and flow in a SWesterly course toward its west boundary. The swamp except Alder are covered with moss. There is no improvements on this Township.

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