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Our Genealogy Helper for Acme ...

So far, we have found very little information about Acme. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Acme to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Acme, please Contact Us.


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 in which our ancestors lived, the community 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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and 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.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Acme is historic, it would have been located within present day San Bernardino County.

To see how the shape of California's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of San Bernardino County: La Paz (AZ), Mohave (AZ), Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside & Clark (NV).

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:

  • San Bernardino County     (The home county of Acme)
    • Ibex Springs [San Bernardino County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ibex Springs
      • Ibex Springs [San Bernardino County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Acme
    • Baker [San Bernardino County]
  • Inyo County
    • Tecopa [Inyo County]
    • Tecopa Hot Springs [Inyo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tecopa Hot Springs
      • Tecopa Hot Springs [Inyo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Acme
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tecopa Hot Springs
    • Shoshone [Inyo County]
    • Calvada Springs [Inyo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calvada Springs
      • Calvada Springs [Inyo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Acme
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvada Springs
    • Charleston View [Inyo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston View
      • Charleston View [Inyo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Acme
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston View
    • Evelyn [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evelyn
      • Evelyn [Inyo County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Acme
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evelyn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ashford Mill [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford Mill
      • Ashford Mill [Inyo County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Acme
    • Death Valley Junction [Inyo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Death Valley Junction
      • Death Valley Junction [Inyo County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the north of Acme
      • Former names for Death Valley Junction:
      • Amargosa
      • Death Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Death Valley Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Death Valley Junction<3>
  • Nye County (NV)

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

Newspapers Published in Acme ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Acme.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Acme, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Acme.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from California
    • Stories from Nevada

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 not found below, our Cemetery List for Acme covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

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.

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

  • Ibex Springs [San Bernardino County] - Historic
    • While Ibex Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ibex Springs
    • Ibex Springs [San Bernardino County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Acme
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ibex Springs had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Acme. See our List of 1890's Communities around Acme.

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The official website for San Bernardino County: www.sbcounty.gov/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Acme) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acme. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7869, Longitude: -116.2009       In this case, the coordinates for Acme have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>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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