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Former Name(s): Machell's Corners (1804-1854), Aurora (1854-present)
Geographic*: Whitchurch Township, York County
Incorporated as a village in 1863, and then as a town in 1888. Became part of the Regional Municipality of York in 1970.
Named for the Goddess of the Dawn
Source(s) of Information: Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names. Gazetteer of Canada: Ontario. Ottawa, Committee by Surveys and Mapping Branch, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, 1974. 9780660510002Mika, Nick & Helma. Places In Ontario: Volume I: A-E. Belleville, Mika Publishing Company, 1977. 0-919303-14-5
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