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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 Harris County<2>.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Acton is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Acton (for example, toward Opelika (AL)), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Acton would have been located in the (706) and (762)<5> area codes.

Websites for Acton ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.harriscountychamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Acton, the following might be of interest:

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, Florida, 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.

  • Columbus (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
    • Columbus lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Acton and is located in Muscogee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 196,442 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<7>
  • Maridale Estates (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maridale Estates
    • Maridale Estates lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Acton and is located in Muscogee County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 60,867 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maridale Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maridale Estates
  • Phenix City (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phenix City
    • Phenix City lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Acton and is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,392 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phenix City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phenix City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phenix City<7>
  • Saint Marys Hills (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marys Hills
    • Saint Marys Hills lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Acton and is located in Muscogee County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,567 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys Hills
  • Branton Woods (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branton Woods
    • Branton Woods lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Acton and is located in Muscogee County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,961 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branton Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branton Woods
  • Mountain Hill (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Hill
    • Mountain Hill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the north of Acton and is located in Harris County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 11,554 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Hill
  • Cusseta Heights (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cusseta Heights
    • Cusseta Heights lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Acton and is located in Muscogee County
    • Estimated population in 2018: 10,684 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cusseta Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cusseta Heights
  • Valley (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley
    • Valley lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Acton and is located in Chambers County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,077 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley<7>
  • Lanett (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanett
    • Lanett lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Acton and is located in Chambers County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,054 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lanett<7>
  • Smith's Station (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith's Station
    • Smith's Station lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Acton and is located in Lee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,804 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith's Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith's Station

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.

Adding Acton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Acton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Acton on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1899.

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Acton

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Harris County

About Georgia

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.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 Acton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Harris, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Acton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Acton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6529, Longitude: -85.0099       In this case, the coordinates for Acton 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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