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Welcome to Akron ...

Akron is located in Boone 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 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

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]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
    • Albion [Boone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,585 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion<7>
  • Elgin [Antelope County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elgin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
    • Elgin [Antelope County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 617 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<7>
  • Spalding [Greeley County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spalding have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spalding
    • Spalding [Greeley County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 440 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spalding
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spalding<7>
  • Greeley Center [Greeley County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greeley Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greeley Center
    • Greeley Center [Greeley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Akron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 428 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greeley Center
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cedar Rapids [Boone County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Rapids
      • Cedar Rapids [Boone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 360 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Rapids
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Rapids<7>
    • Petersburg [Boone County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Boone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<7>
    • Bartlett [Wheeler County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bartlett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bartlett
      • Bartlett [Wheeler County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bartlett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bartlett<7>
    • Primrose [Boone County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Primrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primrose
      • Primrose [Boone County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Akron
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Primrose<7>
    • 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Boone County

About Nebraska

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 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>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>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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7414, Longitude: -98.2423       In this case, the coordinates for Akron have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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