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town of Akron

Welcome to the town of Akron

Akron is located in northwest Hale Country in the west-central part of Alabama. Akron was established in 1870 by what is now the Alabama Great Southern Railroad. The town is within 5 miles of Tanglewood,, a historic plantation listed on the National Register of Historic. Akron is the hometown of Riggs Stephenson, who played major-league baseball for the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.