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Welcome to Akron ...

Akron is located in Kemper 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 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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, Missouri, 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.

  • De Kalb [Kemper County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Kalb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Kalb
    • De Kalb [Kemper County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Akron
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,020 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Kalb
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Kalb
  • Scooba [Kemper County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scooba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scooba
    • Scooba [Kemper County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Akron
    • Estimated population for 2018: 687 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scooba
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scooba
  • Shuqualak [Noxubee County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shuqualak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shuqualak
    • Shuqualak [Noxubee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Akron
    • Estimated population for 2018: 452 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shuqualak
  • Geiger [Sumter County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geiger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geiger
    • Geiger [Sumter County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Akron
    • Estimated population for 2018: 153 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geiger
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Emelle [Sumter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emelle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emelle
      • Emelle [Sumter County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Akron
      • Estimated population for 2018: 48 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emelle
    • Electric Mills [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Electric Mills
      • Electric Mills [Kemper County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Electric Mills
    • Sledge [Sumter County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sledge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sledge
      • Sledge [Sumter County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Akron
    • Bethel [Sumter County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Sumter County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Akron
    • Daleville [Lauderdale County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
      • Daleville [Lauderdale County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
    • Panola [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panola
      • Panola [Sumter County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northeast of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panola

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Kemper County

About Mississippi

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 Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Kemper, 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 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: 32.7410, Longitude: -88.5248       In this case, the coordinates for Akron have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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