Aurora Fast Facts

Population -- 652 est.

Location -- South of Pamlico River

Two Schools -- S.W. Snowden Elementary & Aurora High School

Home of PCS Phosphate

Co-location of Pamlico Ferry

Home of County Commissioner Chair Frank Bonner and Vice-Chair Dorothy Comegys

Carolina Telephone Exchange "322"

* Aurora Fossil Museum --

* contains a wide variety of fossils uncovered in the process of mining phosphate by PCS Phosphate (formerly Texasgulf, Inc.) in eastern Beaufort County. The sharks' teeth and other fossils reveal many facts about the formation of this area. The museum is a joint project of PCS and the Town of Aurora.

* Open during June, July and August from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Tuesday--Friday and 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday. (Closed Sunday and Monday.) September through May, the museum is open Monday --Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM and other times by appointment. For more information, contact Candace Holiday at 919-322-4238. (Tri-County Telephone)

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