12 Facts About Acton Massachusetts


Acton Massachusetts was named the 11th Best Place To Live among small towns in the country by Money Magazine in 2015, and the 16th best in 2009 and in 2011.

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Almost all of Acton Massachusetts is forested, except for where it has been cleared for residential or agricultural use.

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Current geography of Acton Massachusetts was created when the last wave of glaciers retreated approximately ten thousand years ago.

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Acton Massachusetts has nine drumlins—hills which are composed of glacial till.

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Acton Massachusetts has two primary stream systems: the Nashoba Brook system including the incoming streams Butter Brook, Wills Hole Brook and Conant Brook and the Fort Pond Brook system including the incoming streams Guggins Brook, Inch Brook, Grassy Pond Brook, Pratt's Brook and Coles Brook.

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Acton Massachusetts has held annual town meetings since 1735, the records of which are held at Acton Massachusetts's Memorial Library.

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South Acton Massachusetts became a busy rail center and was the division point for the Marlborough Branch Railroad.

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Acton Massachusetts uses the Open Town Meeting form of town government.

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Acton Massachusetts has a water district, which is run separately from town government, as a public utility.

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Acton Massachusetts was the first town in the area to have water-bound macadam highways.

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Acton Massachusetts is part of the Acton Massachusetts Boxborough Regional School District along with Boxborough.

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Acton Massachusetts is less oriented around neighborhoods than towns which have neighborhood based schools.

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