1) The Board of Selectmen are now taking applications for Article 43 funds; please click here to download
2) EXTENDED! Job
3) Absentee Ballots for the April 27, 2021 Election are now available in the Town Clerk's Office. Requests can be made in person or by telephone ONLY. Click here to review the ballot questions.
4) The Town of Acton has an immediate opening for a Code Enforcement Officer. Please click here to view the job opportunity.
5) The Town of Acton has an immediate opening for a Land Use Secretary. Please click here to view the job opportunity.
6) The Planning Board will hold will a site walk review, on Thursday, April 15th at 5pm for the purpose of reviewing a request to create a parking lot on their site plan review application submitted by the York County Agricultural Association - Route 109 and 13th St. Map 241 Lot 002.
7) The Fire Department will be hosting a COVID Vaccine clinic on May 25, 2021 - Please visit this link to register - Questions should be directed to the FIre Department Directly - 636-3230
Welcome to the Acton, Maine official website. Acton is a small town in Southern Maine situated along the New Hampshire border that offers many wonderful activities with it's miles of lakes and forests.
Acton is a town in York County, incorporated on March 6, 1830; it ceded land to Shapleigh in 1831. It was part of a much larger tract of land in purchased in 1661 by Francis Small from Chief Sunday of the Newichawannock Tribe.
Settled in 1776, the town's first mill, a grist mill, was built on the Salmon Falls River in 1779 by Joseph Parsons.
Prior to incorporation it was the western part of the plantation of Hubbardstown; in 1789 it became the eastern part of the town of Shapleigh. The town was named for Acton, England, now a part of greater London.
Silver was discovered in 1877, followed by a decade of mining and prospecting, after which the mines were abandoned.
Acton's western border is with New Hampshire and is defined by the Salmon Falls River. The town has substantial frontage on several lakes: Mousam, Wilson, Great East, and Square Pond.
The town lies northwest of Sanford on Route 109, which continues into New Hampshire.
School Dist/Dept: Acton School Department
Senate District: 34
House District: 20
Congressional District: 1
Area: 41.8 sq miles
Pop. Density: 57/sq mile
Longitude: W 70:54:57
Latitude: N 43:32:01