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1890 Communities Near Acton ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Acton in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Acton.

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Avondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Bartonville   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Acton
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Bridgeton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bridgeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Acton
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
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East Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
East Lake   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Acton
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
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Falliston   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Acton
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
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Gate City   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Acton
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
 
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Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Acton
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
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Irondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Acton
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Acton
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Lewisburg   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Acton
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
 
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McCombs   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Acton
 - McCombs had railroad service and no post office
 
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North Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Acton
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
 
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Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
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Pelham   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 22,885 people in 2015)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Acton
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pratt Mines   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Rock Ridge   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Acton
 - Rock Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ruffner   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Acton
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
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Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Acton
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
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Tacoa   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Acton
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Acton
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
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Vanderbilt   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Acton
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Acton
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Weems   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Acton
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodlawn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Acton
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Acton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Acton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Acton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4268, Longitude: -86.7353     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Acton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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