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Welcome to Acton ...

Acton is located in Salem County<1>.

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

Acton is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Acton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Acton: (856)

Adding Acton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Acton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Acton on a George F. Cram Map (1905).

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

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, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Brunswick, 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.

  • Wilmington [New Castle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington
    • Wilmington [New Castle County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Acton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 70,166 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington<5>
  • Chester [Delaware County]
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    • Chester [Delaware County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Acton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,000 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<5>
  • Newark [New Castle County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark [New Castle County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Acton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,515 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newark<5>
  • Bridgeton [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeton
    • Bridgeton [Cumberland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Acton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,160 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Middletown [New Castle County]
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      • Middletown [New Castle County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Acton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,900 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<5>
    • Brookhaven [Delaware County]
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      • Brookhaven [Delaware County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Acton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<5>
    • Elsmere [New Castle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elsmere
      • Elsmere [New Castle County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Acton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,872 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elsmere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elsmere
    • New Castle [New Castle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle [New Castle County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Acton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,392 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<5>
    • Upland [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upland
      • Upland [Delaware County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Acton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,326 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upland<5>
    • Townsend [New Castle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Townsend
      • Townsend [New Castle County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Acton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townsend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Townsend<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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Jersey

About Salem County

About New Jersey

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 Salem County: www.salemco.org/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Salem, 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 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: 39.5843, Longitude: -75.4133       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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