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Acton, California

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Welcome to Acton ...

Acton is located in Los Angeles County<1>.

Acton is 2,700 feet [823 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Acton is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Acton is located in the (661) area code.

The ZIP code for Acton: 93510<3>

Adding Acton 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 Acton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Acton 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 Acton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Acton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Acton - they are located in Alabama (2), 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.

  • Lancaster [Los Angeles County]
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    • Lancaster [Los Angeles County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Acton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 157,601 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<5>
  • Palmdale [Los Angeles County]
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    • Palmdale [Los Angeles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Acton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 155,079 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmdale<5>
  • San Fernando [Los Angeles County]
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    • San Fernando [Los Angeles County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Acton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,322 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Fernando
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Fernando<5>
  • La Canada - Flintridge [Los Angeles County]
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    • Vincent [Los Angeles County]
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      • Vincent [Los Angeles County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Acton
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    • Agua Dulce [Los Angeles County]
    • Desert View Highlands [Los Angeles County]
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      • Desert View Highlands [Los Angeles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Desert View Highlands
    • Leona Valley [Los Angeles County]
    • Littlerock [Los Angeles County]
    • Quartz Hill [Los Angeles County]

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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Acton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Acton.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Los Angeles, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Acton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Acton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Acton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4699, Longitude: -118.1972    
<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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