Acton Community

Acton Community (HMYS5)

Location: Lakeland, FL 33801 Polk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 3.171', W 81° 55.953'

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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.
HM NumberHMYS5
Marker NumberF-52
Year Placed1957
Placed ByThe Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 12:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 408351 N 3103407
Decimal Degrees28.05285000, -81.93255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 3.171', W 81° 55.953'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 3' 10.26" N, 81° 55' 57.18" W
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Area Code(s)863
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 828 State Hwy 546, Lakeland FL 33801, US
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