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Welcome to Acton ...



While we don't have a date for the founding of Acton, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated ?.

Acton is 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Acton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: EST- Heure Normale de l'Est (HNE), EDT- Heure Avancée de l'Est (HAE).

Telephone area codes for Acton: (289)<2>, (365) and (905).

The Canadian Postal Code for Acton: L7J<3>

Communities Also Named Acton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, 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.

  • Mississauga
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Brampton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brampton came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brampton <4>
  • Guelph
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guelph came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guelph
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guelph <4>
  • Caledon
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledon came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledon <4>
  • Milton
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Orangeville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Erin
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Ballinafad
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Speyside
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speyside
  • Glen Williams
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Williams came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Williams
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Williams <4>

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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Acton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Acton.

Adding Acton to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Acton was on a map titled Road Map for Ontario (from Shell Oil, 1955).

We also found Acton mentioned on a train schedule titled Canadian National Railroad Time Tables (October 1960).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Acton.

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 Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Acton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Of the area codes for Acton, area code (289, 365) is an overlay.
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Acton, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Acton). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Acton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.









 

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