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Welcome to Acton ...

Acton is located in Taylor County<1>.

Acton is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Note: If you travel south from Acton (for example, toward Columbia), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Acton is within the boundaries of the (270) area code.

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, Indiana, 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.

  • Campbellsville [Taylor County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbellsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbellsville
    • Campbellsville [Taylor County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Acton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 11,411 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbellsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campbellsville<5>
  • Lebanon [Marion County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
    • Lebanon [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Acton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 5,698 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<5>
  • Columbia [Adair County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia [Adair County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Acton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 4,636 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<5>
  • Liberty [Casey County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty [Casey County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Acton
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,119 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greensburg [Green County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensburg
      • Greensburg [Green County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Acton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,095 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensburg<5>
    • Bradfordsville [Marion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradfordsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradfordsville
      • Bradfordsville [Marion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Acton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 299 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradfordsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradfordsville<5>
    • Raywick [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raywick
      • Raywick [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Acton
      • Estimated population in 2018: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raywick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raywick<5>
    • Feathersburg [Adair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Feathersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Feathersburg
      • Feathersburg [Adair County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Feathersburg
    • Speck [Adair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speck
      • Speck [Adair County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speck
    • Casey Creek [Adair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Casey Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casey Creek
      • Casey Creek [Adair County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casey Creek

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Kentucky

About Taylor County

About Kentucky

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 Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Taylor, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Acton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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.
<4>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- 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Acton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3473, Longitude: -85.2479    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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