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Acton Acton residents participated in the growing hostility with Great Britain by sending a list of grievances to King George III on Oct. The anniversary of this day is celebrated in Acton as Crown Resistance Day.At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, on April 19, 1775, a company of minutemen from Acton responded to the call to arms initiated by Paul Revere (who rode with other riders, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott, with Prescott the only one of the three who was able reach Acton itself) and fought at the North Bridge in Concord as part of the Battle of Lexington and Concord.Acton is a suburban town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, approximately twenty-one miles west-northwest of Boston along Route 2 west of Concord and about ten miles (18 km) southwest of Lowell. It is bordered by Westford and Littleton to the north, Concord and Carlisle to the east, Stow, Maynard, and Sudbury to the south and Boxborough to the west. The town employs the Open Town Meeting form of government with a Town Manager and an elected, five-member Board of Selectmen.Acton 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.), or 1.53 percent, is water.Males had a median income of 9,371 versus ,113 for females. About 1.7% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.Acton's history reflects the history of Massachusetts, New England, and the United States.The racial makeup of the town was 77.3% White, 18.6% Asian, 1.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races.Of the 8,187 occupied households, 42.7% had children under the age of eighteen living with them, 63.5% were husband-wife married couples living together.
The Holocene evolution of the estuary has been dictated by the relative submergence of the coastline and the sediment trapping efficiency of the estuary and tidal river system.
Acton was first settled by Native Americans who used the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord rivers for transportation and the fields for farming seasonal crops.
There is evidence of Native American settlements in Acton which go back 7000 years.
Approximately 1700 yr BP an abrupt decrease in the submergence rate caused freshwater marshes to prograde across the coves and across the remaining floodplain surfaces.
At 1000 yr BP salt marsh peat at the mouth of the estuary indicates estuarine circulation similar to that of t he modern estuary.