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

History

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

Coordinates: 28°3.2′N 81°56.0′W / 28.0533°N 81.933°W / 28.0533; -81.933


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