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Welcome to Acton ...

Acton is located in Marion County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Acton, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Acton was established in 1852.

Acton is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Acton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

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, Georgia, 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.

  • Indianapolis [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianapolis
    • Indianapolis [Marion County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Acton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 877,903 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianapolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianapolis<5>
  • Greenwood [Johnson County]
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    • Greenwood [Johnson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Acton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,279 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<5>
  • Lawrence [Marion County]
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    • Lawrence [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Acton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,545 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrence have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawrence<5>
  • Franklin [Johnson County]
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    • Franklin [Johnson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Acton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,866 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greenfield [Hancock County]
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      • Greenfield [Hancock County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,369 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenfield<5>
    • Shelbyville [Shelby County]
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      • Shelbyville [Shelby County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,508 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelbyville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelbyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelbyville<5>
    • Beech Grove [Marion County]
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      • Beech Grove [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,898 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beech Grove<5>
    • Speedway [Marion County]
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      • Speedway [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,224 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speedway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Speedway<5>
    • Bargersville [Johnson County]
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      • Bargersville [Johnson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bargersville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bargersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bargersville<5>
    • McCordsville [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCordsville
      • McCordsville [Hancock County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,750 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCordsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCordsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCordsville<5>

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Acton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Acton.

Adding Acton to Our Gazetteer ...

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, 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 1908.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Indiana

About Marion County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Acton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Indiana's counties, including Marion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Acton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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 (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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ActonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6561, Longitude: -85.9676       In this case, the coordinates for Acton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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