Acton

Acton, Texas

Acton, Texas

Historic Site at Acton, Texas Photograph credit by Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA

Acton is on State Highway 4 five miles east of Granbury in Hood County. The site was cleared in 1866, when the area was in Johnson County. Acton is the oldest known settlement in Hood County. As early as 1845 there were reports of surveyors working in the area. Among the first White settlers was Charles Barnard, who built a trading post on the Brazos River in order to trade with the nearby Indians. It was reported that the friendly Caddo Indians in the area assisted in the defense of the settlers against the fierce Comanches. In 1856 the settlement received a post office with the orthographically strange name Camanche Peak.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Acton is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Camanche Peak)

Locations

  • Latitude
    32.44680560
    Longitude
    -97.69030440

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No

Is Incorporated

No

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