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Welcome to Acton ...

Acton is located

Acton is located in Hood County<1>.

Acton is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee 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.

  • Cleburne [Johnson County]
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    • Cleburne [Johnson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the east of Acton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,999 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleburne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleburne<4>
  • Granbury [Hood County]
  • Joshua [Johnson County]
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    • Joshua [Johnson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east of Acton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,202 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joshua have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Joshua<4>
  • Aledo [Parker County]
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    • Aledo [Parker County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the north of Acton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,335 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aledo have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aledo<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Annetta [Parker County]
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      • Annetta [Parker County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,319 people
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    • Glen Rose [Somervell County]
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      • Glen Rose [Somervell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,736 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Rose<4>
    • Godley [Johnson County]
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      • Godley [Johnson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the east of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Godley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Godley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Godley<4>
    • Cresson [Hood County]
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      • Cresson [Hood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,665 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cresson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cresson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cresson<4>
    • Tolar [Hood County]
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      • Tolar [Hood County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,041 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tolar<4>
    • Annetta North [Parker County]
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      • Annetta North [Parker County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 583 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Annetta North have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annetta North

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.

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 ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Acton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Texas

About Hood County

About Texas

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 Hood County: www.co.hood.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Hood, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Acton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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- Acton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Acton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ActonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4467, Longitude: -97.6900    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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