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The location of Acme









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Acme.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Acme to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Acme to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Acme and extending to:

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 141 miles [226.9 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Acme to Edmonton, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,760 miles [2,832.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,373 miles [10,256.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,141 miles [11,492.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,212 miles [8,387.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Acme ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Acme.

While the name Acme is unique within Alberta, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Alberta

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California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Acme, San Bernardino County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 1,092 miles [1,757.4 km] to the South.

Indiana

Jackson County

Our profile page for Acme, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,575 miles [2,534.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Iowa

Howard County

Our profile page for Acme, Howard County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Howard County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Polk County

Our profile page for Acme, Polk County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Polk County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Kansas

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Acme, Dickinson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,173 miles [1,887.8 km] to the Southeast.

Geary County

Our profile page for Acme, Geary County

This community is historic.

Although located in Geary County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Louisiana

Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Acme, Concordia Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 1,777 miles [2,859.8 km] to the Southeast.

Michigan

Grand Traverse County

Our profile page for Acme, Grand Traverse County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,361 miles [2,190.3 km] to the East.

Mississippi

Jasper County

Our profile page for Acme, Jasper County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,824 miles [2,935.4 km] to the Southeast.

Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Acme, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km] to the Southeast.

New Mexico

Chaves County

Our profile page for Acme, Chaves County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,319 miles [2,122.7 km] to the South Southeast.

North Carolina

Columbus County

Our profile page for Acme, Columbus County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,112 miles [3,398.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Gaston County

Our profile page for Acme, Gaston County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Gaston County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Ohio

Medina County

Our profile page for Acme, Medina County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,660 miles [2,671.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Oklahoma

Grady County

Our profile page for Acme, Grady County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,386 miles [2,230.6 km] to the Southeast.

Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Acme, Lane County   [Map]

Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the Southwest.

Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Acme, Washington County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Acme, Westmoreland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,796 miles [2,890.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Hardeman County

Our profile page for Acme, Hardeman County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,368 miles [2,201.6 km] to the Southeast.

Val Verde County

Our profile page for Acme, Val Verde County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Val Verde County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Washington

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Acme, Whatcom County   [Map]

Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the West Southwest.

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Acme, Kanawha County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,804 miles [2,903.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Wyoming

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Acme, Sheridan County   [Map]

Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Acme ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Balzac   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southwest of Acme   [Map]

Carbon   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Gayford   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Nightingale   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Rockyford   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rosebud   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sunnyslope   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Three Hills   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Acme. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Gary Ralph Buck

Musician. He was born on Thursday March 21, 1940 and died in Didsbury (Alberta) on Wednesday October 15, 2003 at an age of 63. He was buried at Didsbury Cemetery (Alberta) [Map].

Didsbury [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Acme

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Ralph Buck<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alberta

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Acme: www.acme.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Acme. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Acme

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acme. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.4979, Longitude: -113.5113     [Map].

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Acme to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 333.806 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.567 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.519 degrees.

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<7>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 significantly 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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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Acme could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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