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Our Genealogy Helper for Acton ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Acton (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Acton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

A Few Details for Acton ...

While it's still very early in our research, we have found that:

  • Acton was settled in 1680.
  • It was incorporated in 1735.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Acton is located in Middlesex County.

To see how the shape of Massachusetts' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Middlesex County: Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Worcester & Hillsborough (NH).

Below are the counties that are near Acton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Acton:

  • Middlesex County     (The home county of Acton)
    • Village of Nagog Woods [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village of Nagog Woods
      • Village of Nagog Woods [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village of Nagog Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village of Nagog Woods
    • New Town [Middlesex County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Middlesex County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • West Concord [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Concord
      • West Concord [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Concord
    • Carlisle Station [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle Station
      • Carlisle Station [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle Station
    • Maynard [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maynard
      • Maynard [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maynard
    • Concord [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,765 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Centre Village [Middlesex County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre Village
      • Centre Village [Middlesex County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Littleton Common [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton Common
      • Littleton Common [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton Common
    • Lower Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Village
      • Lower Village [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Village
    • Stow [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stow
      • Stow [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,178 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stow
    • Boxborough [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxborough
      • Boxborough [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,752 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxborough
    • Carlisle [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
      • Carlisle [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
    • Littleton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,253 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
  • Bristol County
    • Mansfield [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Bristol County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
    • North Attleboro [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Attleboro
      • North Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Attleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Attleboro
    • Easton [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
      • Easton [Bristol County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
    • Norton [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
      • Norton [Bristol County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,983 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norton
    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleboro
      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attleboro
  • Essex County
    • Haggetts [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haggetts
      • Haggetts [Essex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haggetts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haggetts
    • Lowell Junction [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell Junction
      • Lowell Junction [Essex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell Junction
    • Lynnfield [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnfield
      • Lynnfield [Essex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,040 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynnfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnfield
    • Andover [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andover
      • Andover [Essex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
    • Shawsheen Village [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawsheen Village
      • Shawsheen Village [Essex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawsheen Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawsheen Village
    • Lawrence [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrence
      • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
    • Saugus [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saugus
      • Saugus [Essex County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,542 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saugus
    • Methuen [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Methuen
      • Methuen [Essex County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Methuen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Methuen
    • North Andover [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Andover
      • North Andover [Essex County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Andover
    • Brigadoon Village [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brigadoon Village
      • Brigadoon Village [Essex County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brigadoon Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brigadoon Village
    • Middleton [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleton
      • Middleton [Essex County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton
    • West Lynn [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Lynn
      • West Lynn [Essex County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Lynn
    • Howe [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howe
      • Howe [Essex County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howe
  • Norfolk County
    • Wellesley Hills [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellesley Hills
      • Wellesley Hills [Norfolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellesley Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellesley Hills
    • Wellesley [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellesley
      • Wellesley [Norfolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,684 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellesley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellesley
    • Babson Park [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Babson Park
      • Babson Park [Norfolk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Babson Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Babson Park
    • Needham Heights [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needham Heights
      • Needham Heights [Norfolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needham Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needham Heights
    • Charles River Village [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charles River Village
      • Charles River Village [Norfolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charles River Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charles River Village
    • Needham [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needham
      • Needham [Norfolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,537 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needham
    • Dover [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Norfolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
    • Brookline Village [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline Village
      • Brookline Village [Norfolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookline Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookline Village
    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline
      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookline
    • Westbrook Village [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook Village
      • Westbrook Village [Norfolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westbrook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook Village
    • Medfield [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medfield
      • Medfield [Norfolk County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,011 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medfield
    • Dedham [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dedham
      • Dedham [Norfolk County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,345 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dedham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dedham
    • Westwood [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwood
      • Westwood [Norfolk County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,384 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westwood
  • Plymouth County
    • Hull [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
      • Hull [Plymouth County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
    • Hingham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hingham
      • Hingham [Plymouth County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hingham
    • Brockton [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockton
      • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
    • Rockland [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Plymouth County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,992 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Abington [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abington
      • Abington [Plymouth County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,752 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abington
    • Whitman [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitman
      • Whitman [Plymouth County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,295 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitman
    • West Bridgewater [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Bridgewater
      • West Bridgewater [Plymouth County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,310 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Bridgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Bridgewater
    • East Bridgewater [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bridgewater
      • East Bridgewater [Plymouth County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bridgewater
    • Hanson [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanson
      • Hanson [Plymouth County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,951 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanson
    • Norwell [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwell
      • Norwell [Plymouth County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,171 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwell
    • Hanover [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
      • Hanover [Plymouth County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
  • Suffolk County
    • Brighton [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Suffolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
    • Allston [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allston
      • Allston [Suffolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allston
    • West Roxbury [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Roxbury
      • West Roxbury [Suffolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Roxbury
    • Charlestown [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlestown
      • Charlestown [Suffolk County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlestown
    • Bay Village [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Village
      • Bay Village [Suffolk County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Village
    • Boston [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
      • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
    • Jamaica Plain [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamaica Plain
      • Jamaica Plain [Suffolk County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamaica Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamaica Plain
    • Roslindale [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roslindale
      • Roslindale [Suffolk County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roslindale
    • Roxbury [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxbury
      • Roxbury [Suffolk County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
    • Chelsea [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelsea
      • Chelsea [Suffolk County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelsea
    • East Boston [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Boston
      • East Boston [Suffolk County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Boston
    • Stonybrook Village [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonybrook Village
      • Stonybrook Village [Suffolk County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonybrook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonybrook Village
    • Dorchester [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorchester
      • Dorchester [Suffolk County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
  • Worcester County
    • Shaker Village [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaker Village
      • Shaker Village [Worcester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaker Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaker Village
    • Harvard [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
      • Harvard [Worcester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,618 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard
    • Bolton [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Worcester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,476 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Still River [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Still River
      • Still River [Worcester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Still River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Still River
    • Seventh Day Adventist Village [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seventh Day Adventist Village
      • Seventh Day Adventist Village [Worcester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seventh Day Adventist Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seventh Day Adventist Village
    • Berlin [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
      • Berlin [Worcester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
    • Carterville [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carterville
      • Carterville [Worcester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carterville
    • Lancaster [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Worcester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,857 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • North Village [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Village
      • North Village [Worcester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fayville [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayville
      • Fayville [Worcester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Acton
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    • Southborough [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southborough
      • Southborough [Worcester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southborough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southborough
    • Clinton [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Worcester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,952 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Lancaster [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Lancaster
      • South Lancaster [Worcester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Lancaster
  • Cheshire County (NH)
    • Rindge [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rindge
      • Rindge [Cheshire County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rindge
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    • Jaffrey [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaffrey
      • Jaffrey [Cheshire County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaffrey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hillsborough County (NH)
    • Pelham [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Hillsborough County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,306 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<3>
    • Hudson [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Hillsborough County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<3>
    • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
      • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<3>
    • Hollis [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollis
      • Hollis [Hillsborough County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,123 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollis<3>
    • Brookline [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline
      • Brookline [Hillsborough County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookline have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookline<3>
    • Litchfield [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Litchfield
      • Litchfield [Hillsborough County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Litchfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Litchfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Litchfield<3>
    • Mason [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Hillsborough County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,433 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason<3>
    • East Merrimack [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Merrimack
      • East Merrimack [Hillsborough County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Merrimack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Merrimack
    • Merrimack [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrimack
      • Merrimack [Hillsborough County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,452 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrimack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimack
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merrimack<3>
    • Milford [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [Hillsborough County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,515 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<3>
    • Amherst [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
      • Amherst [Hillsborough County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,418 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amherst<3>
    • Reeds Ferry [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeds Ferry
      • Reeds Ferry [Hillsborough County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeds Ferry
    • Greenville [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Hillsborough County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,110 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
  • Rockingham County (NH)
    • Windham [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
      • Windham [Rockingham County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,865 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windham<3>
    • Salem [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Rockingham County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
    • Wilson Corners [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson Corners
      • Wilson Corners [Rockingham County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Corners
    • Londonderry [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Londonderry
      • Londonderry [Rockingham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,646 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Londonderry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Londonderry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Londonderry<3>
    • North Salem [Rockingham County]
    • Derry [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry
      • Derry [Rockingham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,442 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derry<3>
    • Derry Village [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry Village
      • Derry Village [Rockingham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derry Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derry Village
    • Atkinson [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkinson
      • Atkinson [Rockingham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,163 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkinson<3>
    • Hubbard [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hubbard
      • Hubbard [Rockingham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hubbard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hubbard
    • Hampstead [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampstead
      • Hampstead [Rockingham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,612 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampstead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampstead<3>
    • Plaistow [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plaistow
      • Plaistow [Rockingham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,735 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plaistow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plaistow<3>
    • Chester [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Rockingham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,278 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<3>
    • Danville [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Rockingham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,596 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<3>
  • Providence County (RI)
    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woonsocket
      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woonsocket
    • Cumberland [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • North Smithfield [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Smithfield
      • North Smithfield [Providence County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,576 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Smithfield
    • Lincoln [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Providence County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,941 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Smithfield [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Providence County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,842 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Acton, see our County-by-County Page for Acton.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Acton ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Acton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Acton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Acton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Acton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 12 miles [19.3 km] of Acton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Acton:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Massachusetts
    • Stories from New Hampshire
    • Stories from Rhode Island

Cemeteries Near Acton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Acton.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Acton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

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.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Acton, with the one closest to Acton listed first.

  • Acton [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acton
    • Acton [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Acton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 322 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,503 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Acton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acton
  • East Acton [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Acton
    • East Acton [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Acton
  • West Acton [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Acton
    • West Acton [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Acton
  • South Acton [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Acton
    • South Acton [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Acton
  • North Acton [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Acton
    • North Acton [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Acton
  • Maynard [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maynard
    • Maynard [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> 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
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maynard
  • Continue List ...
    • Carlisle Station [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle Station
      • Carlisle Station [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carlisle Station had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle Station
    • Stow [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stow
      • Stow [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stow
    • Concord [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Littleton Common [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton Common
      • Littleton Common [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> 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
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton Common
    • Boxborough [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxborough
      • Boxborough [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> 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
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxborough
    • East Littleton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Littleton
      • East Littleton [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Littleton
    • North Sudbury [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Sudbury
      • North Sudbury [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> 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
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Sudbury
    • West Bedford [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Bedford
      • West Bedford [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Bedford
    • Carlisle [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
      • Carlisle [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> 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
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Acton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Acton.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Acton ...

While our initial data about Acton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Acton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Acton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Acton:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851)
Published by W. & J.C. Greer, Printers

George#&160;F. Cram Map of Massachusetts (1901)
Published by George F. Cram& Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Massachusetts (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Acton in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Acton for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Acton. See our Misc Page for Acton for more information.

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

About Massachusetts

The official website for Acton: www.town.acton.ma.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Acton. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MACRIS (for the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System). More information about the MHC and MACRIS can be found on their website: mhc-macris.net.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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