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Welcome to Acton ...

Acton is located in Jefferson County<1>.


The location of Acton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


Acton is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Acton: (205) & (659)<4>

Communities Also Named Acton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Acton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Acton.

  • Birmingham
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Hoover
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover
    • Hoover is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,959 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoover <5>
  • Vestavia Hills
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
  • Alabaster
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabaster
    • Alabaster is located in Shelby County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,701 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alabaster <5>
  • Bessemer
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Homewood
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
    • Homewood is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,174 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homewood <5>
  • Pelham
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
    • Pelham is located in Shelby County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,231 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham <5>
  • Trussville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Helena
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
    • Helena is located in Shelby County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,374 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena <5>
  • Mountain Brook
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Brook
    • Mountain Brook is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,034 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Brook <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Acton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Acton.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around 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.

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.

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Acton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (659) is an overlay for area code (205).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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