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Welcome to Akron ...

Akron is located in Harrison County<1>.

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

When the people of Akron refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Akronite<3>

Akron is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Akron: (660)

Communities Also Named Akron ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Akron - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Utah and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Akron ...

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

  • Lamoni [Decatur County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamoni have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamoni
    • Lamoni [Decatur County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Akron
    • Estimated population for 2018: 2,252 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamoni
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamoni
  • Leon [Decatur County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leon
    • Leon [Decatur County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Akron
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,831 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leon
  • Princeton [Mercer County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
    • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Akron
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,107 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton
  • Ridgeway [Harrison County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
    • Ridgeway [Harrison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Akron
    • Estimated population for 2018: 434 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mercer [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mercer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercer
      • Mercer [Mercer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Akron
      • Estimated population for 2018: 304 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mercer
    • Kellerton [Ringgold County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellerton
      • Kellerton [Ringgold County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Akron
      • Estimated population for 2018: 301 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kellerton
    • Eagleville [Harrison County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagleville
      • Eagleville [Harrison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Akron
      • Estimated population for 2018: 298 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagleville
    • Cainsville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cainsville
      • Cainsville [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Akron
      • Estimated population for 2018: 270 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cainsville
    • Lineville [Wayne County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lineville
      • Lineville [Wayne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Akron
      • Estimated population for 2018: 216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lineville
    • Davis City [Decatur County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davis City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis City
      • Davis City [Decatur County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Akron
      • Estimated population for 2018: 186 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis City

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 Akron. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Akron.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Akron. 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 Akron.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Akron ...

Looking for more information about Akron? 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 Akron, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Akron.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About Harrison County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Akron. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Harrison, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Akron refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Akron may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akron - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Akron) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5194, Longitude: -93.8174       In this case, the coordinates for Akron have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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