History of Akron
Akron began as a small camp along the railroad, halfway between McCook & Denver. It became a settlement, & soon was named Akron by the wife of a train engineer. She was fond of the name Akron, based from her hometown in Ohio. The name came from a Greek word meaning “an elevation”. At the elevation of 4,662 ft, Akron is the highest point from Denver to Chicago along the BNSF Railway. As the county seat for Washington County, Akron has much to offer to both the residents & travelers passing through.
There are multiple food service options for every meal while you are in town. If you are in a hurry, there are two gas stations for snacks & fuel to get you down the road. South of town is the Akron Pond & Washington County Golf Club. Within town limits, Akron has three parks open year-round & one swimming pool that is open during the summer. The Akron Museum is open on Sundays in the summer from 2:00- 4:00 PM & has five different builds to explore & see the interesting history of the area.
The Akron School District is home to the mighty Rams. Grades K-12 are all in one building, which makes it easy to host school events that get every age group involved. A major feature of the school building is the field-house (sports complex) that measures just over 10,000 square feet. There are many extracurricular activities the Akron School offers to students to see them succeed in both athletics & academics. Organizations at the school are very involved with the community & vise versa. The community & the school work hard to supporting each other & promoting success for everyone.
The Town of Akron is a statutory town located in Washington County at the intersection of State Highways 34 & 63.
The Town of Akron oversees & manages many elements within the Town of Akron.
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