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Welcome to Aken ...
Although we found mention of Aken during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Aken was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
While we are confident that Aken was located in Shelby County, we don't know its actual location within the county.
We've added Aken to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Aken - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Aken, please Contact Us.
Aken is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Aken might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
We believe that Aken would be found within the (936) area code.
Adding Aken to Our Gazetteer ...
Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Aken was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Aken on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Aken on our Genealogy Page.
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This page was last modified: 29 Jun 2022