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Welcome to Acton ...

Note #1: While our information shows that the community of Acton is historic,<1> we want to be sure that it has a presence on our Gazetteer. As we gather information about Acton, we'll be sure to add our findings.

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.<2>.

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).

If Acton still existed, it would have been in the (706) and (762)<3> area codes.

We know of 19 communities that are also named Acton. Our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Acton contains a list of those communities.

Communities near Acton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2012<5>
Since 2010
Lanett (AL)   [Map]     6,431+0.57%   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Phenix City (AL)   [Map]     36,185+10.25%   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Smith's Station (AL)   [Map]     5,098+3.49%   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Valley (AL)   [Map]     9,476+0.5%   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bibb City   [Map]     ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Columbus   [Map]     198,413+4.49%   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We've added two new sections to our Genealogy Helper Page for Acton.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Acton. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability 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.

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
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
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 photo collection might have pictures from the area where Acton would have been located:

Need help with your genealogy? These are excellent websites to visit when searching in and around the area of Acton and Harris County:

Cyndi's List for the State of Georgia,
        for Harris County
Family Search for the State of Georgia,
        for Harris County
USGenWeb for the State of Georgia

We have a longer, more detailed list of websites on our Genealogy Helper Page for Acton.

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 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>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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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning at Acton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Acton) to Point B.

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<5>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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<6>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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