Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lakeland in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Acton Community

 
 
Acton Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 22, 2011
1. Acton Community Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1957 by the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-52.)
 
Location. 28° 3.171′ N, 81° 55.953′ W. Marker is in Lakeland, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of East Memorial Boulevard (U.S. 92) and Interlachen Parkway, on the right when traveling east on East Memorial Boulevard. Click for map. The marker is located at Interlachen Park, a City of Lakeland park, across U.S. 92 from Lake Parker. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200-500 Interlachen Parkway, Lakeland FL 33801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Women's Club of Lakeland (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Sorosis Club Building (approx. 1.5 miles away); Munn Park
Acton Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 22, 2011
2. Acton Community Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Polk County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.5 miles away); Munn Park Historic District (approx. 1.5 miles away); Second Mass. Infantry Camp (approx. 1.6 miles away); Polk Theatre and Office Building (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Oates Building (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lakeland.
 
More about this marker. The marker is capped with the Great Seal of the State of Florida.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Interlachen Park image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 22, 2011
3. Interlachen Park
The marker is to the right of and perpendicular to the park sign.
Lake Parker from Interlachen Park image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 22, 2011
4. Lake Parker from Interlachen Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement