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Our Genealogical Helper for Acme ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community which surrounded our ancestors and that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Acme (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Acme. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Cemeteries Near Acme ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Acme.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see it right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

Covering a larger area and in alphabetical order, we have our Cemetery List for Acme.

Distance &
    Direction    
  Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  NE   Scull Cemetery [Map]        
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW   Rogers Cemetery [Map]        
  ENE   Sykes Cemetery [Map]       (Brunswick County)  
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E   Skipper Cemetery [Map]       (Brunswick County)  
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW   Wells Cemetery [Map]        
  WNW   Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]        
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW   Lennon Cemetery [Map]        
  SSW   Atkinson Cemetery [Map]        
  NNW   Long Cemetery [Map]       Pender County  
  NNW   Flynn Cemetery [Map]       Pender County  
  SE   Skipper Cemetery [Map]       (Brunswick County)  
  SE   Chinnis Cemetery [Map]       (Brunswick County)  
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE   Dew Cemetery [Map]       (Pender County)  
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW   Malpass Cemetery [Map]       Columbus County  
  SE   Benton Cemetery [Map]       (Brunswick County)  
  ENE   Rhyne Grave [Map]       Pender County  
  NNE   Long Bluff Cemetery [Map]       (Pender County)  
  NNW   Holmes Hill Cemetery [Map]       Bladen County  
  NW   Graham Chapel Cemetery [Map]       (Bladen County)  
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE   Robinson Cemetery [Map]       (Brunswick County)  
  E   Mulberry Cemetery [Map]       (Brunswick County)  
  N   Sheman Cemetery [Map]       (Pender County)  
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE   Williams Cemetery [Map]       (Brunswick County)  
  NE   Malpass Cemetery [Map]       Pender County  
  NE   White Cemetery [Map]       (Pender County)  
  NE   Brinson Cemetery [Map]       (Pender County)  
  NE   Malpass Cemetery [Map]       (Pender County)  
  N   Hunt Cemetery [Map]       Long View (Pender County)  
  N   Colvin Cemetery [Map]       Long View (Bladen County)  
  N   Kelley Cemetery [Map]       Long View (Bladen County)  
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE   Nelson Cemetery [Map]       (Brunswick County)  
  NE   Wilton Cemetery [Map]       (Pender County)  

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

While we didn't find Acme in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Acme.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Acme, with the one closest to Acme listed first.

Northwest       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Acme
 - Northwest had railroad service and no post office
 
Armour       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Acme
 - Armour had a post office and railroad service
 
Freeman       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Acme
 - Freeman had a post office and railroad service
 
Byrdville       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Acme
 - Byrdville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Malmo       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Acme
 - Malmo had a post office and railroad service
 
Phoenix       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Acme
 - Phoenix had a post office and railroad service
 
Colly       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Acme
 - Colly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montague       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Acme
 - Montague had a post office and no railroad service

We've created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Acme. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Acme in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't expanded our search to the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Acme is located in Columbus County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Columbus County: Bladen, Brunswick, Pender, Robeson & Horry (SC).

Below are the counties that are near Acme. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Acme:

  DirectionDistance
Columbus     (The home county for Acme)
      Riegelwood   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
      Delco   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
      Sandyfield   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bolton   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lake Waccamaw   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hallsboro   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brunswick   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whiteville   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nakina   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bethel   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cribb Town   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Bladen
      East Arcadia   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Long View   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kelly   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Council   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White Lake   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clarkton   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elizabethtown   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bladenboro   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dublin   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Butters   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      White Oak   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Brunswick
      Northwest   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sandy Creek   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Navassa   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Winnabow   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belville   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leland   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bolivia   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boiling Spring Lakes   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Supply   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sivey Town   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ash   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint James   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Duplin
      Harrells   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Safe   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wallace   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tin City   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Duff Creek   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Teachey   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brices Crossroads   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cartersville   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Concord   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hancheys Store   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rose Hill   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Murphey   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pasley   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
New Hanover
      Hightsville   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wrightsboro   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Castle Hayne   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Skippers Corner   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smith Creek   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wilmington   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kings Grant   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Murraysville   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Windemere   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ogden   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Masonboro   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Myrtle Grove   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Onslow
      Surf City   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holly Ridge   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pender
      Currie   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Atkinson   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rocky Point   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Helena   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burgaw   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Watha   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brown Town   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Murray Town   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hampstead   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Willard   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Topsail   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Topsail Beach   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Maple Hill   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Sampson
      Ivanhoe   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Delway   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garland   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ingold   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Horry (SC)
      Little River (SC)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Little Town (SC)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cedar Creek Village (SC)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Acme, see our County-by-County Page for Acme.

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, UsGenWeb Project, or Genealogy Trails. These user-friendly websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Acme:

For pages that are specific to North Carolina:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Columbus County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bladen County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Brunswick County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Duplin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
New Hanover County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Onslow County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pender County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sampson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Horry County (SC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for North Carolina:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of North Carolina,     of Columbus County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for North Carolina
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for North Carolina
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of North Carolina,     of Columbus County

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Acme. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Columbus County


The Panormaio photo collection might have pictures for the area around Acme:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting at Acme. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Acme) to Point B.

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Acme, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Acme.



 
 
 

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