Re: OLD ACTON CEMETERY
Sure no problem, From I-65 take Exit #250 onto I-459 North (toward Highway #280. Travel North on I-459 to the next Exit which is #17 (Acton Road). Exit and turn left under the Interstate on Acton Road. Continue on Acton Road past a strip shopping center to Old Rocky Ridge Road. (traffic light) Turn left on old Rocky Ridge Road and continue until you see the cemetery on a low hill along the road on your right. Before reaching the cemetery you will have passed a large recreation complex on your left. It is not much further. There is a Picnic shelter near the road. Most of the Acton and related family graves are on the left side facing from the Road. There is actually a way to connect these two cemeteries by continuing along Caldwell Mill Road from Pinto Lane until it connects with Acton Road. Then left on Acton Road until you pass under I-459 and pick up the above directions.
Look for Samuel Acton and wife Zilpha Lee Acton. Samuel is the brother of John Acton who is buried at Old Acton Cemetery. They are the first of the Actons to settle in the area. I believe that Samuel"s farm was along the Cahaba River where the US#31 bridge is located. at least two sons are buried here, Gains Acton and N. (Needam) Acton. Zilpha was the daughter of Needam Lee, Sr. and Susan Bailey. Also early and prominent citizens of the area. There are Caldwells buried here which relate to Caldwell Mill on the Cahaba River as well as Bailey's who were also early settlers with some still living near Ala #17 ( Valleydale Road) on Caldwell Mill Road.
I hope that this helps. Have fun and let me know how your trip turns out The offical name is "The Croft-Acton Cemetery"