A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Akron ...
The location of Akron has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
When the people of Akron refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Akronite<3>
Akron is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Akron lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Akron: (309)
Adding Akron to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Akron in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Akron was
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Akron on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Akron ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Akron - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Utah and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Akron.
Communities near Akron ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Akron.
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 Akron. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Akron.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Akron. 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 Akron.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Akron. See our Newspapers Page for Akron.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Akron ...
Looking for more information about Akron? 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 Akron, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Akron.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Akron. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Peoria County: www.co.peoria.il.us/
The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov
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This page was last modified: 20 Jun 2021