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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Acme, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Acme and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Acme:
    • 35.786912, -116.200855
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Acme
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Acme ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Acme.

Within California, the name Acme is unique.

Beyond California, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 23 communities, 22 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Acme lies 1,092 miles [1,757.4 km]<1> to the north of the Acme that is located in San Bernardino County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Indiana
      • Jackson County
      • This Acme is located in Jackson County and lies 1,660 miles [2,671.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Acme that is located in San Bernardino County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Acme.
    • Iowa
      • Howard County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Acme [Howard County].
      • Polk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Acme [Polk County].
    • Kansas
      • Dickinson County
      • This Acme is located in Dickinson County and lies 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Acme that is located in San Bernardino County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickinson County community of Acme.
      • Geary County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Geary County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Geary County community of Acme.
    • Louisiana
      • Concordia Parish
      • This Acme is located in Concordia Parish and lies 1,433 miles [2,306.2 km]<1> to the east of the Acme that is located in San Bernardino County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Concordia Parish community of Acme.
    • Michigan
      • Grand Traverse County
      • This Acme is located in Grand Traverse County and lies 1,719 miles [2,766.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Acme that is located in San Bernardino County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grand Traverse County community of Acme.
    • Mississippi
      • Jasper County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Acme [Jasper County].
    • Missouri
      • Clay County
      • This Acme is located in Clay County and lies 1,206 miles [1,940.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Acme that is located in San Bernardino County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Acme.
    • New Mexico
      • Chaves County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Acme [Chaves County].
    • North Carolina
      • Columbus County
      • This Acme is located in Columbus County and lies 2,136 miles [3,437.6 km]<1> to the east of the Acme that is located in San Bernardino County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbus County community of Acme.
      • Gaston County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Acme [Gaston County].
    • Ohio
      • Medina County
      • This Acme is located in Medina County and lies 1,883 miles [3,030.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Acme that is located in San Bernardino County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Medina County community of Acme.
    • Oklahoma
      • Grady County
      • This Acme is located in Grady County and lies 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km]<1> to the east of the Acme that is located in San Bernardino County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grady County community of Acme.
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Acme is located in Lane County and lies 701 miles [1,128.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Acme that is located in San Bernardino County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Acme.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Acme [Washington County].
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Acme is located in Westmoreland County and lies 2,009 miles [3,233.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Acme that is located in San Bernardino County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Acme.
    • Texas
      • Hardeman County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Acme [Hardeman County].
      • Val Verde County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Acme [Val Verde County].
    • Washington
      • Whatcom County
      • This Acme is located in Whatcom County and lies 943 miles [1,517.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Acme that is located in San Bernardino County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whatcom County community of Acme.
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • This Acme is located in Kanawha County and lies 1,913 miles [3,078.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Acme that is located in San Bernardino County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kanawha County community of Acme.
    • Wyoming
      • Sheridan County
      • This Acme is located in Sheridan County and lies 793 miles [1,276.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Acme that is located in San Bernardino County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sheridan County community of Acme.

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • 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]<1> 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<4>
  • Evelyn [Inyo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evelyn
    • Evelyn [Inyo County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Acme
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evelyn have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • 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]<1> to the west of Acme
  • Pahrump [Nye County]
  • Talc [San Bernardino County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talc
    • Talc [San Bernardino County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Acme
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talc have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.

How Far From Acme to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Acme to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Acme once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Acme and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • San Bernardino, which is the Seat of San Bernardino County and lies 131 miles [210.8 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could drive a straight line from Acme to San Bernardino, with an average speed<6>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.
    • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 348 miles [560.1 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,144 miles [3,450.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 84 days and walking would take 122 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,410 miles [11,925.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,179 miles [13,162.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,161 miles [9,915.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of California

About San Bernardino County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn 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).
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 county. 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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.801 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.52 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.459 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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