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Acton, Florida

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Welcome to Acton ...

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

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

Acton would have been located within present day Polk County.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Acton: Named after Sir John Dalberg-Acton (1834-1902). He is usually referred to as Lord Acton and is credited for the quote: 'Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely'.

Time Zone: The area where Acton was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Acton and travel west, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Acton would have been located in the (863) area code.

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), California, 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.

  • Winter Haven [Polk County]
  • Plant City [Hillsborough County]
  • Haines City [Polk County]
  • Bartow [Polk County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Auburndale [Polk County]
    • Zephyrhills [Pasco County]
    • Lake Alfred [Polk County]
    • Dundee [Polk County]
    • Mulberry [Polk County]
    • Eagle Lake [Polk 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Florida

About Polk County

About Florida

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Polk County:

The official website for State of Florida:

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.
<2>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- Acton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Acton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 28.0492, Longitude: -81.9325    






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