Acton is located in York County, Maine. It includes the villages of South Acton and Miller Corner. It is bordered by Newfield to the north, Lebanon to the south, Shapleigh to the east, and Wakefield and Milton Mills to the west.
Acton is home to the Acton Fairground, which holds the annual Acton Fair in the summer. The town also has many ponds and lakes flowing through it. They include Great East, Mousam Lake, Square Pond, Wilson, Horn Pond, Balch Pond, Loon Pond, Hansen Pond, Moose Pond and Swan Pond and Black Pond.
Each summer, families throughout New England migrate to the numerous lakes that lie within the Shapleigh and Acton area, and motorists enjoy the the area’s rolling hills, stone walls, picturesque mountains, and sparkling lake views. Nestled between the rocky Maine coastline and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Shapleigh and Acton are charming, historic towns that capture the spirit of Maine and “The Way Life Should Be.”
The quote above is from Author Bio: Debbie Petersen, president of the Acton-Shapleigh Maine Historical Society, has compiled images from the society’s archives and the private collections of the towns’ residents to bring Shapleigh and Acton together once again between the covers of this book. Petersen is donating all her proceeds to the Acton/Shapleigh Historical Society.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,447 people, 1,014 households, and 689 families residing in the town. Acton is comprised of 37.7 square miles of land and 3.4 square miles of water.
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