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Welcome to Akron ...

Although we found mention of Akron during our research, we have little information about it.<1> We believe that Akron had a post office at one time. We have done a cursory search and haven't been able to find any evidence that the community still exists..

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


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 1,160 feet [354 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Akron might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Akron would be found within the (620) area code.

Communities Also Named Akron ...

While we believe that this Akron is located in Cowley County, we know of another 3 Kansas communities named Akron. Those communities are located in the following counties: Dickinson, Douglas and Kingman County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 18 communities that are also named Akron - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, 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.

  • Derby [Sedgwick County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby [Sedgwick County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Akron
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derby
  • Winfield [Cowley County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
    • Winfield [Cowley County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Akron
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield
  • Arkansas City [Cowley County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arkansas City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkansas City
    • Arkansas City [Cowley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Akron
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkansas City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arkansas City
  • Mulvane [Sedgwick County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulvane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulvane
    • Mulvane [Sedgwick County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Akron
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulvane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulvane
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rose Hill [Butler County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Butler County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rose Hill
    • Douglass [Butler County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglass have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglass
      • Douglass [Butler County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglass
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglass
    • Belle Plaine [Sumner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Plaine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Plaine
      • Belle Plaine [Sumner County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Plaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle Plaine
    • Oxford [Sumner County]
    • Udall [Cowley County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Udall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Udall
      • Udall [Cowley County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Udall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Udall
    • Burden [Cowley County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burden
      • Burden [Cowley County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burden

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.

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 ...

Find a Community within Kansas

About Cowley County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cowley County: www.cowleycounty.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Akron and then turned east". While Akron could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Akron as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Akron could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Akron refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Akron may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akron - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Akron) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3517, Longitude: -97.0150       In this case, the coordinates for Akron have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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