Other Names (also known as):
Former Name(s): Danville; Adamsville (1820-1844); Acton (1844+)
Geographic*: Esquesing Township, Halton County
Municipal: Town of Halton Hills, Halton Region
Established in the 1820's with the arrival of the Adams Family. First known as Danville but was renamed Adamsville in honour of the first settlers. In 1844 it was renamed again, this time in honour of Acton, England, by the first postmaster Robert Swan who hailed from Acton, Northumberland, England.
Incorporated as a village in 1873. In 1968 Acton annexed part of Esquesing Township and in 1974 was amalgamated with Georgetown to become the Town of Halton Hills.
Source(s) of Information: