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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.
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 ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Polk County: www.polk-county.net/
The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/
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This page was last modified: 20 May 2020