Historic Markers Across Florida

Acton Community

Marker ID: FLHM F-52
Location: U.S. 92(E. Memoyial Blvd.) at Interlachen Parkway
County: Polk
Coordinates: N 28° 03.164    W 081° 55.952
  28.05273333    -81.93253333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMPV9


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.


City: Lakeland, FL