Acton may refer to:



* Acton, Cheshire
* Acton, Dorset
* Acton, Staffordshire
* Acton, Shropshire
* Acton, Worcestershire
* Acton, Suffolk
* Acton, London
* Acton, Northumberland


* Acton Beauchamp, Herefordshire
* Acton Bridge, Cheshire
* Acton Burnell, Shropshire
* Acton Green, Herefordshire
* Acton Pigott, Shropshire
* Acton Place, Suffolk
* Acton Reynald, Shropshire
* Acton Round, Shropshire
* Acton Scott, Shropshire
* Acton Trussell, Staffordshire
* Acton Turville, South Gloucestershire

Northern Ireland

*Acton, County Armagh


* Acton, Wrexham

United States

*Acton, Alabama
*Acton, California
*Acton, Indiana
*Acton, Kentucky
*Acton, Massachusetts
*Acton, Maine
*Acton Township, Minnesota
*Acton, Montana
*Acton, North Carolina
*Acton Township, North Dakota
*Acton, New Jersey
*Acton, Tennessee
*Acton, Texas
*The Acton School of Business in Austin, Texas
*Acton State Historic Site, Texas


*Acton, Ontario
*Actons Corners, Ontario
*Acton Island, Ontario in the District of Muskoka
*Acton, New Brunswick
*Acton Regional County Municipality, Quebec (MRC d'Acton) - This contains the town of Acton Vale, Saint-Nazaire-d'Acton, Saint-Théodore-d'Acton, and other municipalities. Saint-André-d'Acton used to be one of these municipalities until a reorganization in 2000 removed it.
*Acton, Saskatchewan


*Acton, Australian Capital Territory, suburb of Canberra
*Acton, Tasmania, suburb of Burnie, Tasmania
*Acton Park, Tasmania, suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, is formerly known as Acton


The people of this name include:
*John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton: Lord Acton, the Catholic historian.
**Richard Lyon-Dalberg-Acton, 4th Baron Acton, his great-grandson, Labour peer] and life peer.
*Sir John Acton, 6th Baronet, his grandfather, admiral and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Naples.
**Charles Januarius Edward Acton, his uncle, Cardinal of Santa Maria della Pace.
*Joseph Edward Acton (1737-1808), his great-uncle, brother of the Prime Minister
**Ferdinand Acton, his second cousin, officer in the Neapolitan Navy, attempted to intercept Garibaldi at Marsala.
*Harold Acton, his distant cousin, writer, dandy and dillettante.
*Keith Acton, former National Hockey League player.
*Edward Acton (d. 1707), British naval captain
*Thomas Acton (1662-1721), English Jesuit
*Acton, a minor character in "The Sword of Shannara" by Terry Brooks.


* Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty
*An installation by James Turrell at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

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