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Welcome to Akron ...

Akron is located in Boone County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Akron, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

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

Akron is 2,080 feet [634 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Akron: (402) & (531)<5>

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, Missouri, 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.

  • Albion [Boone County]
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    • Albion [Boone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Akron
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,558 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion<8>
  • Elgin [Antelope County]
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    • Elgin [Antelope County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Akron
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 613 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elgin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<8>
  • Spalding [Greeley County]
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    • Spalding [Greeley County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Akron
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 432 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spalding have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spalding
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spalding<8>
  • Greeley Center [Greeley County]
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    • Greeley Center [Greeley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Akron
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 421 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greeley Center have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greeley Center
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cedar Rapids [Boone County]
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      • Cedar Rapids [Boone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Akron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 351 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Rapids
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Rapids<8>
    • Petersburg [Boone County]
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      • Petersburg [Boone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Akron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 306 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<8>
    • Bartlett [Wheeler County]
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      • Bartlett [Wheeler County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Akron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bartlett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bartlett<8>
    • Primrose [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primrose
      • Primrose [Boone County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Akron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Primrose have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Primrose<8>
    • Loretto [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loretto
      • Loretto [Boone County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loretto
    • Boone [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boone
      • Boone [Boone County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Akron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone

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.

Adding Akron to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Akron in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Akron was on a map titled Map of Nebraska (from Rand McNally, 1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Akron on our Genealogy Page.

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About Boone County

About Nebraska

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 Boone County: www.co.boone.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Boone, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).
<6>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.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Akron. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AkronOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7414, Longitude: -98.2439       In this case, the coordinates for Akron have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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.
<8>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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