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Welcome to Akron ...

So far, we have found very little information about Akron. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Akron to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Akron, please Contact Us.


Akron would have been located within present day Independence County<2>.

The location of Akron has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

When the people of Akron referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Akronite<4>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Akron is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: The area where Akron was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Adding Akron to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Akron in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Akron elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Akron on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Akron ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Akron - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Utah and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Akron.

Communities near Akron ...

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

  • Batesville [Independence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesville
    • Batesville [Independence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,878 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesville<7>
  • Newport [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
    • Newport [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,474 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport<7>
  • Southside [Independence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southside
    • Southside [Independence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Akron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southside
  • Tuckerman [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckerman
    • Tuckerman [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,682 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckerman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuckerman<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Diaz [Jackson County]
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      • Diaz [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,208 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diaz have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diaz
    • Bradford [White County]
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      • Bradford [White County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 736 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradford
    • Sulphur Rock [Independence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur Rock
      • Sulphur Rock [Independence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur Rock
    • Pleasant Plains [Independence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Plains
      • Pleasant Plains [Independence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Plains
    • Campbell Station [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell Station
      • Campbell Station [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 229 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell Station
    • Magness [Independence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magness
      • Magness [Independence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<6> to the northwest of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magness have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magness

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 Akron. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Akron.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Akron. 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 Akron.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Akron. See our Newspapers Page for Akron.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Independence County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

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 Akron, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Independence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Akron refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Akron may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akron - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Akron) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6662, Longitude: -91.4487       In this case, the coordinates for Akron have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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