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Acton, Massachusetts (U.S.)

Middlesex County

Last modified: 2024-02-17 by rick wyatt
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Acton is in Middlesex County.


Acton is a suburban community located 25 miles northwest of Boston. Although Acton's population has almost tripled in the last three decades, the town has retained much of its rural New England character, as evidenced by the traditional town center and green, with fine examples of historic architecture, and the stone walls and tree-lined country roads. However, Acton is well prepared for the 21st century. Acton affords a full range of services to its residents and businesses, including an active town government, top-notch libraries, a nationally accredited police department, a full-time fire department, and local and regional school systems that are ranked among the top in the state. Commerce continues to thrive and grow in Acton due in large part to its prime location along Routes 2, 27 and 111, the commuter train stop, and its proximity to Route 495. A wide range of retail stores and services, a community theater, various types of commercial recreation and several museums, can all be found in Acton.
Dov Gutterman, 27 November 2002

Town flag

The assistant town manager has informed me that he has never seen or heard of a town flag.
Mark F., 8 October 2021

It can be noted that the Minutemen flag has been submitted to the Hall of Flags in Boston to represent the town of Acton.
Editor, 8 October 2021



[Municipal seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 3 May 2020

Paul Bassinson, 3 May 2020

Minutemen flag

[Flag of Acton, Massachusetts] image by Jorge Candeias, 12 December 2004

A white flag with a black silhouette of a minuteman in the center.  Arched above is the text I HAVEN'T A MAN WHO IS AFRAID TO GO, and below on two lines, APRIL 19 1775 and ACTON MINUTEMEN - all text is in black.
Dov Gutterman, 27 November 2002

The Acton Minutemen flag is familiar through the Acton Minutemen (, but is not an official flag of the town.
Mark Hald, 3 October 2021

250th Anniversary Flag

[Anniversary Flag of Acton, Massachusetts] image located by Valentin Poposki, 7 January 2024

The 250th Anniversary flag of the Town of Acton was on eBay at The anniversary occurred in 1985.
Valentin Poposki, 7 January 2024