Aurora, New Orleans

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Walnut Bend

Aurora is a community of Algiers in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is divided into three areas: Old Aurora, Walnut Bend, and Huntlee Village.

From the 1950s, the original name of the Old Aurora neighborhood was Aurora Gardens.[1] The residential subdivision was developed on acreage which formerly belonged to the Aurora Plantation.[2]

Part of the Battle of New Orleans (1814–15) was waged here along the west bank of the Mississippi River. Reportedly there remain some earthworks near the river and a state historical marker to commemorate the event.