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The location of Acton









Welcome to Acton ...

Acton is located in Jefferson County.

The location of Acton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Acton is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Acton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Acton: (205)

Communities near Acton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Acton and not the distance if you are driving.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Population
DirDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   33,202   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,386   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Birmingham   [Map]   210,710   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,072   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   NW   4 miles [6.4 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 two Alabama communities named Acton: This one is located in Jefferson County and the other is located in Shelby County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 21 communities that are also named Acton - they are located in California, Florida, Georgia, 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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Acton. If available, we provide a satellite view 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.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Acton ...

Looking for more information about Acton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Acton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Acton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Acton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Acton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 we use 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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<4>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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