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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.

Avondale   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the North (N) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 1,642 people
 - Avondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bamford   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Acton
 - Bamford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,511 people in 2016)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Birmingham   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,157 people in 2016)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Acton
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Acton
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Bridgeton   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bridgeton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collins   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Acton
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Acton
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Acton
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Acton
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Falliston   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Acton
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
 
Helena   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,673 people in 2016)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Acton
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Acton
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
Longview   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Acton
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
 
Maylene   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Acton
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Acton
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Acton
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Pelham   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 23,050 people in 2016)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Acton
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Siluria   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Acton
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Acton
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Tacoa   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Acton
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
 
Tulse   (Shelby County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Acton
 - Tulse had railroad service and no post office
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Acton
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) 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 that starts in Acton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - 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 are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3562, Longitude: -86.8069     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Acton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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