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Welcome to Acton ...

Acton is located in Meeker County<1>.

The location of Acton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Acton is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Acton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Acton lies within the (320) area code.

Communities Also Named Acton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Acton - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Acton.

Communities near Acton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Acton.

  • Willmar [Kandiyohi County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willmar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willmar
    • Willmar [Kandiyohi County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Acton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,869 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willmar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willmar<5>
  • Hutchinson [McLeod County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hutchinson
    • Hutchinson [McLeod County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Acton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,983 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hutchinson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hutchinson<5>
  • Litchfield [Meeker County]
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Litchfield
    • Litchfield [Meeker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Acton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,650 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Litchfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Litchfield<5>
  • Dassel [Meeker County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dassel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dassel
    • Dassel [Meeker County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Acton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,449 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dassel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dassel<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Spicer [Kandiyohi County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spicer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spicer
      • Spicer [Kandiyohi County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Acton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spicer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spicer<5>
    • Atwater [Kandiyohi County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atwater
      • Atwater [Kandiyohi County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Acton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,119 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atwater<5>
    • Eden Valley [Meeker County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden Valley
      • Eden Valley [Meeker County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Acton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,039 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden Valley<5>
    • Grove City [Meeker County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove City
      • Grove City [Meeker County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Acton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 619 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grove City<5>
    • Kandiyohi [Kandiyohi County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kandiyohi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kandiyohi
      • Kandiyohi [Kandiyohi County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Acton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 481 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kandiyohi
    • Cosmos [Meeker County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cosmos have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cosmos
      • Cosmos [Meeker County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Acton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cosmos
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cosmos<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Acton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Acton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Acton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Acton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Acton. See our Newspapers Page for Acton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Acton ...

Looking for more information about Acton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Acton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Acton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Minnesota

About Meeker County

About Minnesota

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 Meeker County: www.co.meeker.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Meeker, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Acton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Acton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0841, Longitude: -94.6608       In this case, the coordinates for Acton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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