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Acton Community
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member macdonr
N 28° 03.164 W 081° 55.952
17R E 408353 N 3103394
Quick Description: The community of Acton was several miles east of Lakeland, Florida from 1884 to 1894.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/7/2006 6:08:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMPV9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 43

Long Description:

In 1884, a group of Englishmen established
Acton, named after English author Lord Acton,
two miles east of Lakeland. Acton lasted
from 1884 until 1894 when its residents
scattered after the great freeze. During its
decade of existence the town had about 200
people, a hotel, sawmill, stores and a church.
Its atmosphere, dress and custom were typically
English. Polo, fox hunting and cricket were
a part of the village's daily life.

The Acton Community marker is located in the north end of Interlachen Park, adjacent to East Memorial Drive (US-92).

Marker Number: F-52

Date: 1961

County: Polk

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials

Website: Not listed

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