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From Ancient Greek ἄκρον (ákron, extremity, peak).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A city, the county seat of Summit County, Ohio.
    • 2009, Percival Everett, I Am Not Sidney Poitier, Influx Press, page 48:
      Betty graduated from college and married a Morehouse man from Ohio whom I never met. For a couple of years I received the occasional, uninformative postcard from Akron, usually depicting something called the Soap Box Derby.
  2. A town in Hale County, Alabama.
  3. A town, the county seat of Washington County, Colorado; named for the city in Ohio.
  4. A township in Peoria County, Illinois.
  5. A town in Henry Township, Fulton County, Indiana; named for the city in Ohio.
  6. A city in Plymouth County, Iowa.
  7. An unincorporated community in Fairview Township, Cowley County, Kansas.
  8. A township in Tuscola County, Michigan.
  9. A village in Akron Township and Fairgrove Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.
  10. A township in Big Stone County, Minnesota.
  11. A township in Wilkin County, Minnesota.
  12. An unincorporated community in Harrison County, Missouri; named for the city in Ohio.
  13. An unincorporated community in Boone County, Nebraska; named for the city in Ohio.
  14. A village in Erie County, New York.
  15. A borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
  16. An unincorporated community in Tyler County, West Virginia.

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