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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 near Akron ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Akron and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Population
DirDistance
Arkansas City   [Map]   11,866   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Belle Plaine   [Map]   1,581   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Burden   [Map]   528   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Derby   [Map]   23,673   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Douglass   [Map]   1,681   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mulvane   [Map]   6,359   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Akron.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Akron. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Akron.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

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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 north past Akron and then turned west". 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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.

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<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.

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<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.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akron - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Akron have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Akron.

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