Polk County Florida: A Treasure Chest of History - Acton Community

"Acton Community", Lakeland, FL, Ghost Towns, Fair Use.

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.


Original Release: May 11, 2016

Updated Last Revision: Jun 02, 2016

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