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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..

While we are confident that Akron was located in Douglas County, we don't know its actual location within the county.

We've added Akron to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Akron - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Akron, please Contact Us.


When the people of Akron refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Akronite<2>

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 (785) area code.

Communities Also Named Akron ...

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

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The official website for Douglas County: www.douglas-county.com/

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 Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller 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.

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<2>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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