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1890 Communities Near Acton ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Acton had a population of 322 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Acton had a population of 23,503 people.

  • Baker Bridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Baker Bridge [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Acton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Baker Bridge had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baker Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bedford [Middlesex County]
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    • Bedford [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Acton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 510 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,053 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bedford had a post office and railroad service
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  • Boxborough [Middlesex County]
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    • Boxborough [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Acton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,752 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boxborough had railroad service and no post office
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  • Carlisle [Middlesex County]
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    • Carlisle [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Acton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,231 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carlisle had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Carlisle Station [Middlesex County]
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    • Carlisle Station [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Acton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carlisle Station had railroad service and no post office
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  • Concord [Middlesex County]
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    • Concord [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Acton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,950 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,765 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Concord had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • East Acton [Middlesex County]
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    • East Acton [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Acton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 325 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, East Acton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • East Littleton [Middlesex County]
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    • East Littleton [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Acton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Littleton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Forge Village [Middlesex County]
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      • Forge Village [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Acton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Forge Village had a post office and railroad service
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    • Graniteville [Middlesex County]
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      • Graniteville [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Acton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Graniteville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graniteville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Harvard [Worcester County]
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      • Harvard [Worcester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,618 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harvard had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Lincoln [Middlesex County]
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      • Lincoln [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,993 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Littleton [Middlesex County]
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      • Littleton [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 225 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,253 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Littleton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Littleton Common [Middlesex County]
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      • Littleton Common [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 800 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Littleton Common had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Maynard [Middlesex County]
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      • Maynard [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,700 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,288 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Maynard had a post office and railroad service
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    • North Acton [Middlesex County]
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      • North Acton [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Acton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Sudbury [Middlesex County]
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      • North Sudbury [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 225 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Sudbury had a post office and railroad service
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    • Riverside [Middlesex County]
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      • Riverside [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Acton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Riverside had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Acton [Middlesex County]
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      • South Acton [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, South Acton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Chelmsford [Middlesex County]
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      • South Chelmsford [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Acton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Chelmsford had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Chelmsford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Lincoln [Middlesex County]
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      • South Lincoln [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Acton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stow [Middlesex County]
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      • Stow [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 559 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,178 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stow had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sudbury [Middlesex County]
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      • Sudbury [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 325 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,453 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sudbury had a post office and railroad service
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    • West Acton [Middlesex County]
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      • West Acton [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 650 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Acton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Bedford [Middlesex County]
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      • West Bedford [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Acton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, West Bedford had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Bedford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Westford [Middlesex County]
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      • Westford [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,276 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Westford had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Westford Station [Middlesex County]
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      • Westford Station [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Acton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Westford Station had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westford Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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The official website for Acton: www.town.acton.ma.us/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Acton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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, 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: 42.4851, Longitude: -71.4328       In this case, the coordinates for Acton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.




 

 

 


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