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Welcome to Acton ...

So far, we have found very little information about Acton.<1>

The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<2>

We've added Acton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Acton, please Contact Us.

Acton would have been located within present day Harris County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Acton is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Acton was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Acton (for example, toward Opelika (AL)), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The location where Acton once stood is in the (706) & (762)<4> area codes.

Communities near Acton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Acton and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2014<6>
Lanett (AL)   [Map]   6,447   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Phenix City (AL)   [Map]   37,540   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Smith's Station (AL)   [Map]   5,251   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Valley (AL)   [Map]   9,453   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bibb City   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Columbus   [Map]   200,887   S   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Acton.

Communities Also Named Acton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Acton - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Acton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Acton. We make it easy to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Acton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Acton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Acton:

Websites for Acton ...

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Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Acton no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Although Acton is historic, the Panormaio website has a photo collection that might have pictures from the area where Acton was located:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Acton and then turned east". While Acton could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Acton as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Acton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<2>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 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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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Acton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Acton.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Acton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Acton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acton. The point that we use is located at the coordinates of 32.6529, -85.0099   [Map]. The coordinates we use for Acton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Acton.

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Acton.


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