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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.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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 York County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of York County: Cumberland, Oxford, Carroll (NH), Rockingham (NH) & Strafford (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:

  • York County     (The home county of Acton)
    • Shapleigh [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shapleigh
      • Shapleigh [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shapleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shapleigh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shapleigh<3>
    • Ross Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ross Corner
      • Ross Corner [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ross Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ross Corner
    • Mee Corners [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mee Corners
      • Mee Corners [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mee Corners
    • West Newfield [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Newfield
      • West Newfield [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Newfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Newfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Newfield<3>
    • Sprague City [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprague City
      • Sprague City [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sprague City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprague City
    • Springvale [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springvale
      • Springvale [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springvale<3>
    • Newfield [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newfield
      • Newfield [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newfield<3>
    • Stevens Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens Corner
      • Stevens Corner [York County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevens Corner
    • Waterboro [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterboro
      • Waterboro [York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,007 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterboro<3>
    • Sanford [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanford
      • Sanford [York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,253 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanford<3>
    • Alfred [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alfred
      • Alfred [York County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alfred
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alfred<3>
    • Lebanon [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [York County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,435 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<3>
  • Cumberland County
    • West Baldwin [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Baldwin
      • West Baldwin [Cumberland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Baldwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Baldwin
    • Standish [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standish
      • Standish [Cumberland County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Standish<3>
    • Steep Falls [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steep Falls
      • Steep Falls [Cumberland County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steep Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steep Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steep Falls<3>
    • Baldwin [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwin
      • Baldwin [Cumberland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwin
    • Sebago Lake [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebago Lake
      • Sebago Lake [Cumberland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebago Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebago Lake
    • Gorham [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorham
      • Gorham [Cumberland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,962 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorham<3>
    • North Scarborough [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Scarborough
      • North Scarborough [Cumberland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Scarborough
    • Danish Village [Cumberland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danish Village
      • Danish Village [Cumberland County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danish Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grand Beach [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Beach
      • Grand Beach [Cumberland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Beach
    • Sebago [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebago
      • Sebago [Cumberland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,844 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebago have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebago
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebago<3>
    • Westbrook [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook
      • Westbrook [Cumberland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westbrook<3>
    • South Windham [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Windham
      • South Windham [Cumberland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Windham
  • Oxford County
    • Kezar Falls [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kezar Falls
      • Kezar Falls [Oxford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kezar Falls
    • Porter [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porter
      • Porter [Oxford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,525 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porter
    • Durgintown [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durgintown
      • Durgintown [Oxford County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durgintown
    • Hiram [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiram
      • Hiram [Oxford County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hiram<3>
    • Brownfield [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownfield
      • Brownfield [Oxford County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,653 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownfield<3>
    • Merrill Corner [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrill Corner
      • Merrill Corner [Oxford County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill Corner
    • East Brownfield [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Brownfield
      • East Brownfield [Oxford County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Brownfield
    • Denmark [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
      • Denmark [Oxford County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denmark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denmark<3>
    • Fryeburg [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fryeburg
      • Fryeburg [Oxford County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fryeburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fryeburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fryeburg<3>
    • Lovell [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovell
      • Lovell [Oxford County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovell<3>
  • Belknap County (NH)
    • Alton Bay [Belknap County]
    • Alton [Belknap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
      • Alton [Belknap County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,364 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<3>
    • Spring Haven [Belknap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Haven
      • Spring Haven [Belknap County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Haven
    • West Alton [Belknap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Alton
      • West Alton [Belknap County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Alton
    • Samoset [Belknap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samoset
      • Samoset [Belknap County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samoset
    • Barnstead [Belknap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnstead
      • Barnstead [Belknap County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,777 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnstead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnstead<3>
    • Gilford [Belknap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilford
      • Gilford [Belknap County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,278 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilford<3>
    • Glendale [Belknap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale [Belknap County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Gilmanton [Belknap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilmanton
      • Gilmanton [Belknap County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,797 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilmanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilmanton<3>
    • Interlaken Park [Belknap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Interlaken Park
      • Interlaken Park [Belknap County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Interlaken Park
    • Laconia [Belknap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laconia
      • Laconia [Belknap County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,646 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laconia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laconia<3>
    • Allens Mills [Belknap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allens Mills
      • Allens Mills [Belknap County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allens Mills
  • Carroll County (NH)
    • East Wakefield [Carroll County]
    • Wakefield [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
      • Wakefield [Carroll County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,122 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<3>
    • Woodman [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodman
      • Woodman [Carroll County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodman
    • Brookfield [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookfield
      • Brookfield [Carroll County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookfield
    • South Wolfeboro [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Wolfeboro
      • South Wolfeboro [Carroll County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Wolfeboro
    • Ossipee [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ossipee
      • Ossipee [Carroll County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ossipee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ossipee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ossipee<3>
    • Wolfeboro Center [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfeboro Center
      • Wolfeboro Center [Carroll County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolfeboro Center
    • Fernald [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fernald
      • Fernald [Carroll County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fernald
    • Wolfeboro Falls [Carroll County]
    • Wolfeboro [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfeboro
      • Wolfeboro [Carroll County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,450 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolfeboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolfeboro<3>
    • Effingham [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Effingham
      • Effingham [Carroll County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,481 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Effingham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Effingham<3>
    • Stockbridge Corner [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockbridge Corner
      • Stockbridge Corner [Carroll County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockbridge Corner
  • Grafton County (NH)
    • Holderness [Grafton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holderness
      • Holderness [Grafton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,131 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holderness
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holderness<3>
    • Waterville Valley [Grafton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterville Valley
      • Waterville Valley [Grafton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 242 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterville Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterville Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterville Valley<3>
    • Ashland [Grafton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Grafton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,067 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<3>
  • Merrimack County (NH)
    • Pittsfield [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsfield
      • Pittsfield [Merrimack County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsfield<3>
    • Loudon Center [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loudon Center
      • Loudon Center [Merrimack County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loudon Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loudon Center
    • Epsom [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epsom
      • Epsom [Merrimack County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,824 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epsom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epsom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Epsom<3>
    • Gossville [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gossville
      • Gossville [Merrimack County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gossville
    • Chichester [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chichester
      • Chichester [Merrimack County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,729 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chichester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chichester<3>
    • Loudon [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loudon
      • Loudon [Merrimack County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,697 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loudon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loudon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loudon<3>
    • Northfield [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfield
      • Northfield [Merrimack County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfield<3>
    • Allenstown [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allenstown
      • Allenstown [Merrimack County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,488 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allenstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allenstown<3>
    • Canterbury [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canterbury
      • Canterbury [Merrimack County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,496 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canterbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canterbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canterbury<3>
    • Boscawen [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boscawen
      • Boscawen [Merrimack County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,097 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boscawen
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    • Concord [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Merrimack County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,924 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<3>
    • Franklin [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Merrimack County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,753 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>
  • Rockingham County (NH)
    • Northwood [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwood
      • Northwood [Rockingham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,323 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northwood<3>
    • Newington [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newington
      • Newington [Rockingham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 830 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newington<3>
    • Nottingham [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nottingham
      • Nottingham [Rockingham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nottingham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nottingham<3>
    • Deerfield [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerfield
      • Deerfield [Rockingham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,564 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deerfield<3>
    • Newmarket [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newmarket
      • Newmarket [Rockingham County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newmarket
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newmarket<3>
    • Portsmouth [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Rockingham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portsmouth<3>
    • New Castle [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle [Rockingham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 972 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Castle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<3>
    • Greenland [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland
      • Greenland [Rockingham County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,114 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenland<3>
    • Newfields [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newfields
      • Newfields [Rockingham County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newfields have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newfields
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newfields<3>
    • Epping [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epping
      • Epping [Rockingham County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,070 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epping
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Epping<3>
    • Stratham [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stratham
      • Stratham [Rockingham County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stratham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stratham<3>
    • Candia [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Candia
      • Candia [Rockingham County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,959 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Candia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Candia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Candia<3>
  • Strafford County (NH)
    • Middleton [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleton
      • Middleton [Strafford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,832 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton
    • Milton [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Strafford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,614 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • North Rochester [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Rochester
      • North Rochester [Strafford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Rochester
    • Farmington [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Strafford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,951 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<3>
    • East Rochester [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Rochester
      • East Rochester [Strafford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Rochester
    • New Durham [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Durham
      • New Durham [Strafford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,728 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Durham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Durham<3>
    • Rochester [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
      • Rochester [Strafford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,719 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rochester<3>
    • Dexter Corner [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dexter Corner
      • Dexter Corner [Strafford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dexter Corner
    • Somersworth [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somersworth
      • Somersworth [Strafford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,286 people
      • Former names for Somersworth:
      • Great Falls
      • Summersworth
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somersworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somersworth<3>
    • Strafford Corner [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strafford Corner
      • Strafford Corner [Strafford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strafford Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strafford Corner
    • Strafford [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strafford
      • Strafford [Strafford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,235 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strafford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strafford<3>
    • Rollinsford [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollinsford
      • Rollinsford [Strafford County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,577 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollinsford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollinsford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rollinsford<3>

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

Newspapers Published in 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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Acton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Acton, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Acton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Maine
    • Stories from New Hampshire

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.

  • Milton Mills Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Milton Mills Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Milton Mills Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton Mills Cemetery
  • Berry Cemetery
  • Highland Grove Cemetery
  • Lovell Lake Cemetery
  • Reed Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reed Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reed Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Reed Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Acton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Cemetery
  • Forest Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Forest Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Acton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Grove Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Springvale Riverside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Springvale Riverside Cemetery
      • The Springvale Riverside Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northwest of Springvale.To be more precise, Springvale Riverside Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton.
      • Springvale Riverside Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Riverside Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale Riverside Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #90456<4>
    • Riverside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Riverside Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Cemetery
    • Notre Dame Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Notre Dame Cemetery
      • The Notre Dame Cemetery is located outside and to the northwest of Springvale.To be more accurate, Notre Dame Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Notre Dame Cemetery
    • Woods Cemetery
    • Whitehouse Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whitehouse Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whitehouse Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Whitehouse Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehouse Cemetery
    • Twombly Cemetery
    • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Hill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Acton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    • Wentworth Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wentworth Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wentworth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wentworth Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wentworth Cemetery
    • Prospect Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prospect Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prospect Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Prospect Hill Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospect Hill Cemetery

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Acton had a population of 510 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Acton had a population of 2,636 people.

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

  • Acton [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acton
    • Acton [York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Acton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 510 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,636 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Acton had a post office and no 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
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Acton<3>
  • South Acton [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Acton
    • South Acton [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Acton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Acton had a post office and no 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
  • Milton Mills [Strafford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton Mills
    • Milton Mills [Strafford County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 678 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Milton Mills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton Mills
  • Shapleigh [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shapleigh
    • Shapleigh [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Acton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,769 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Shapleigh had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shapleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shapleigh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shapleigh<3>
  • North Shapleigh [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Shapleigh
    • North Shapleigh [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Acton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, North Shapleigh had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Shapleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Shapleigh
  • Union [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
    • Union [Carroll County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Union had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
  • Continue List ...
    • North Lebanon [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Lebanon
      • North Lebanon [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Lebanon
    • Ross Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ross Corner
      • Ross Corner [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ross Corner had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ross Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ross Corner
    • Springvale [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springvale
      • Springvale [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,000 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Springvale had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springvale<3>
    • Woodman [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodman
      • Woodman [Carroll County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Woodman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodman
    • East Wakefield [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Wakefield
      • East Wakefield [Carroll County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, East Wakefield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Wakefield<3>
    • Wakefield [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
      • Wakefield [Carroll County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,122 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wakefield had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<3>
    • West Newfield [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Newfield
      • West Newfield [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Newfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Newfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Newfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Newfield<3>
    • Brookfield [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookfield
      • Brookfield [Carroll County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brookfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookfield
    • Middleton [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleton
      • Middleton [Strafford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Acton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,832 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Middleton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton

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.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Acton:
Services available in 1895: had a Express Office, no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Maine (1897)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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.

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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 York County: www.co.york.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for your convenience: 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: 43.5342, Longitude: -70.9098       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 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.
<5>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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