Acton, Florida

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Acton was a town in Polk County, Florida, United States. The town was situated two miles east of Lakeland.


Acton was platted in 1884, and named for Lord Acton.[1] A post office was established at Acton in 1884, and remained in operation until 1889.[2] With the construction of the railroad, business activity shifted to nearby Lakeland, and the town's population dwindled.[3]


  1. ^ Sawyer, Martha F. (May 19, 1982). "Acton – a vanished community". Lakeland Ledger. pp. 3C. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Polk County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  3. ^ Sawyer, Martha F. (Jun 1, 1988). "Conversation pieces: Polk history about towns lost and found". Lakeland Ledger. pp. 10C. Retrieved 7 October 2015.

Coordinates: 28°3.2′N 81°56.0′W / 28.0533°N 81.9333°W / 28.0533; -81.9333