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When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer - that's the case with Aken.
This entry has been created as a placeholder - we hope to develop more information in the future.
This entry could be in error. It might be that our source had a mis-print, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. We hope to learn more about Aken in the future.
We found mention of Aken as a post office, but can't determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Shelby County, Texas.
It's common that the post office is named the same as the community in which it's located (although that's not always case). In this case, we can't match this post office to any of the existing communities in our gazetteer.
While we don't have a date for the founding of Aken, you might consider that their post office opened in 1889.
Adding Aken to Our Gazetteer ...
The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Aken was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).
We also found Aken in the book titled .<1> From that list, the Aken post office opened in 1889.
Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Aken ...
We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Aken:
Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.
From that list:
The Aken post office opened in 1889 and had closed by 1909.
Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Aken - Services available: no Railroad mentioned
Rand McNally Map of Texas (1911)
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