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Welcome to Acton ...
The location of Acton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Acton, you might consider that their post office opened in 1908.
Acton is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Acton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Acton is within the (205) area code.
Communities Also Named Acton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Alabama communities named Acton: This one is located in Shelby County and the other is located in Jefferson 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.
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.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Acton. See our Newspapers 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.
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.
Adding Acton to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Acton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Acton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>
For more details, see References and Mentions for Acton.
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 Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Dec 2023