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History of Acton, Massachusetts, USA

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Acton, Massachusetts, USA

Acton, Middlesex, MA

Acton became an incorporated town in 1735.

Acton was also known as Ellsworth.
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  • 1680 - Acton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1735 - Acton is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - ACTON. [Pop. 1,121. Inc. 1735.]
    Acton, from its settlement in 1656, till its incorporation, was apart of Concord.

    The soil is uneven and not fertile, yet the chief...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Acton
    The town of Acton lies wholly within the ancient limits of Concord. Most of the lands comprised within its limits were granted to the town of...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Acton
    Acton, a post-township of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, situated on the Boston and Fitchburg railroad, 22 miles N. W. from Boston, and intersected ...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    ACTON, a town of Massachusetts, 22 m. NW of Boston. Pop. 1,121.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • News 1886 - William Fay, of Acton, Mass., three years old, was born with his legs so twisted that he could look down on the soles of his feet.
    About three months ago a doctor of Lowell took charge of him, and to-day the lad walks about as well as any one, with his little limbs as straight as ...Read MORE...


  • Acton Massachusetts, 1890
    Acton is a thriving town situated slightly west of the centre of Middlesex County, 25 miles west of Boston by the Fitchburg Railroad. It is bounded...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - FIVE DEAD IN POWDER MILL RUINS Three Buildings of the American Powder Company's Plant Near Concord, Mass., Blown to Pieces.
    ACTON, Mass., May 3. - Three of the buildings belonging to the plant of the American Powder Company, near the boundary line of Acton and Concord,...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Acton
    Acton, a post village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Acton township, near Acton Station on the Boston, Acton & Nash: and the Boston, Clinton & Fitchburg ...Read MORE...


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    Congregational Church
  • Acton, Massachusetts, USA
    Acton, Mass. The Island, Lake Nagog
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  • 1916
    Acton, a banking post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Acton township (town), near Acton Station on the New York, New Haven and Hartford and the...Read MORE...




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  • 1680 - Acton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1735 - Acton is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - ACTON. [Pop. 1,121. Inc. 1735.]
    Acton, from its settlement in 1656, till its incorporation, was apart of Concord.

    The soil is uneven and not fertile, yet the chief... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Acton
    The town of Acton lies wholly within the ancient limits of Concord. Most of the lands comprised within its limits were granted to the town of... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Acton
    Acton, a post-township of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, situated on the Boston and Fitchburg railroad, 22 miles N. W. from Boston, and intersected ... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    ACTON, a town of Massachusetts, 22 m. NW of Boston. Pop. 1,121.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • News  1886 - William Fay, of Acton, Mass., three years old, was born with his legs so twisted that he could look down on the soles of his feet.
    About three months ago a doctor of Lowell took charge of him, and to-day the lad walks about as well as any one, with his little limbs as straight as ... Read MORE...

  • Acton Massachusetts, 1890
    Acton is a thriving town situated slightly west of the centre of Middlesex County, 25 miles west of Boston by the Fitchburg Railroad. It is bounded... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Acton
    Acton, a post village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Acton township, near Acton Station on the Boston, Acton & Nash: and the Boston, Clinton & Fitchburg ... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - FIVE DEAD IN POWDER MILL RUINS Three Buildings of the American Powder Company's Plant Near Concord, Mass., Blown to Pieces.
    ACTON, Mass., May 3. - Three of the buildings belonging to the plant of the American Powder Company, near the boundary line of Acton and Concord,... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Acton, a banking post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Acton township (town), near Acton Station on the New York, New Haven and Hartford and the... Read MORE...

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