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Actis, California

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Welcome to Actis ...

Actis is located in Kern County<1>.

We don't have a date for the establishment of Actis.

The community of Actis was previously named Gloster. Before Gloster, it was named Rummington. Going back to its beginning, Actis was originally named Highberg. For more information about the names of Actis, see The Names of Actis on our Genealogy Page.

Actis is 2,560 feet [780 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Actis is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Actis lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities near Actis ...

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

  • Lancaster [Los Angeles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
    • Lancaster [Los Angeles County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of Actis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 157,601 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<4>
  • California City [Kern County]
  • Mojave [Kern County]
  • Rosamond [Kern County]
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    • Edwards [Kern County]
    • Antelope Acres [Los Angeles County]
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      • Antelope Acres [Los Angeles County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Actis
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    • Summit [Kern County]
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      • Summit [Kern County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northwest of Actis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
    • Del Sur [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Del Sur
      • Del Sur [Los Angeles County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the south of Actis
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    • North Edwards [Kern County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Edwards
      • North Edwards [Kern County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the east of Actis
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    • Tehachapi [Kern County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tehachapi
      • Tehachapi [Kern County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Actis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,011 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tehachapi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tehachapi<4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Actis ...

Looking for more information about Actis? 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 Actis, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Actis.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of California

About Kern County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kern County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Kern, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Actis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Actis) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Actis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Actis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Actis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9519, Longitude: -118.1611    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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