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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 Akers, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Akers 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 Akers:
    • 37.998256, -121.283558
    • 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 Akers
  • 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 Akers ...

We have found four communities that share the name Akers.

Within California, the name Akers is unique.

Beyond California, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Harlan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Akers [Harlan County].
    • Louisiana
      • Tangipahoa Parish
      • This Akers is located in Tangipahoa Parish and lies 1,833 miles [2,949.9 km]<2> to the east of the Akers that is located in San Joaquin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tangipahoa Parish community of Akers.
    • Missouri
      • Shannon County
      • This Akers is located in Shannon County and lies 1,618 miles [2,603.9 km]<2> to the east of the Akers that is located in San Joaquin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akers
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shannon County community of Akers.
    • Virginia
      • Floyd County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Akers [Floyd County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Akers ...

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.

  • Ampere [San Joaquin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ampere
    • Ampere [San Joaquin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Akers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ampere have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ampere
  • Collegeville [San Joaquin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collegeville
    • Collegeville [San Joaquin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Akers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collegeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collegeville
  • Fair Oaks [San Joaquin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Oaks
    • Fair Oaks [San Joaquin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Akers
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Oaks
  • French Camp [San Joaquin County]
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    • Guild [San Joaquin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guild
      • Guild [San Joaquin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Akers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guild have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guild
    • Kennedy [San Joaquin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [San Joaquin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Akers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
    • Lane [San Joaquin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane
      • Lane [San Joaquin County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Akers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane
    • Lincoln Village [San Joaquin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Village
      • Lincoln Village [San Joaquin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Akers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Village
    • Manteca Junction [San Joaquin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manteca Junction
      • Manteca Junction [San Joaquin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Akers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manteca Junction
    • Mormon [San Joaquin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mormon
      • Mormon [San Joaquin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Akers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mormon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mormon
    • Pope [San Joaquin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pope
      • Pope [San Joaquin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Akers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pope
    • Woodlake [San Joaquin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlake
      • Woodlake [San Joaquin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Akers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlake

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 Akers. 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.

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    • Charlie Becker     (Actor)
      • Born: Karl Becker
      • Actor. He was born in Muschenheim (Germany) on November 24, 1887 (a Thursday) and died in Elk Grove (CA) on December 28, 1968 (a Saturday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Lone Tree Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Elk Grove is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Akers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Becker<5>
    • Marilyn Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (CT) on May 29, 1932 (a Sunday) and died in Modesto (CA) on March 25, 2009 (a Wednesday) at the age of 76. The body was cremated.
      • Modesto is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Akers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<5>
    • Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (CT) on May 29, 1932 (a Sunday) and died in Modesto (CA) on January 23, 2003 (a Thursday) at the age of 70. The body was cremated.
      • Modesto is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Akers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden<5>
    • Olympe Bradna     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Paris (France) on August 12, 1920 (a Thursday) and died in Lodi (CA) on November 5, 2012 (a Monday) at the age of 92. She is buried at Stockton Rural Cemetery (San Joaquin County, California).
      • Lodi is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Akers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Olympe Bradna<5>
    • Mario Cain 'Milo' Candini     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Manteca (CA) on August 3, 1917 (a Friday) and died in Manteca (CA) on March 17, 1998 (a Tueday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Park View Cemetery (San Joaquin County, California).
      • Manteca is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Akers.
      • Manteca is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Akers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mario Cain 'Milo' Candini<5>
    • Frank LeRoy Chance     (Major League Baseball)
    • Carmen Dragon     (Composer, conductor, arranger)
    • Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Chelsea (AL) on October 7, 1941 (a Tueday) and died in Lodi (CA) on May 8, 2010 (a Saturday) at the age of 68.
      • Lodi is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Akers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman Glen 'Norm' Ezell<5>
    • Pat Morita     (Actor)
      • Born: Noriyuki Morita
      • Actor. He was born in Isleton (CA) on June 28, 1932 (a Tueday) and died in Las Vegas (NV) on November 24, 2005 (a Thursday) at the age of 73. He is buried at Palm Eastern Cemetery (Clark County, Nevada).
      • Isleton is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Akers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pat Morita<5>
    • Amos Alonzo Stagg     (Football and basketball figure)
      • Football and basketball figure. He was born in West Orange (NJ) on August 16, 1862 (a Saturday) and died in Stockton (CA) on March 17, 1965 (a Wednesday) at the age of 102. He is buried at Park View Cemetery (San Joaquin County, California).
      • Stockton is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Akers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Amos Alonzo Stagg<5>
    • Cliffie Stone     (Singer, musician, producer)
      • Born: Clifford Gilpin Snyder
      • Singer, musician, producer. He was born in Stockton (CA) on March 1, 1917 (a Thursday) and died in Saugus (CA) on January 16, 1998 (a Friday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Eternal Valley Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Stockton is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Akers.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cliffie Stone<5>
    • Bill 'Lefty' Wight     (Major League Baseball)

How Far From Akers 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 community such as Akers to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Akers and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Stockton, which is the Seat of San Joaquin County and lies just to the South.
    • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 41 miles [66 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Akers to Sacramento, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,369 miles [3,812.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 93 days and walking would take 135 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,379 miles [11,875.3 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 8,146 miles [13,109.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,192 miles [9,965.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About San Joaquin County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Joaquin County: www.sjgov.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Akers 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.
<2>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- Akers) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9983, Longitude: -121.2836       In this case, the coordinates for Akers have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<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 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.
<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 Akers 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 339.271 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.044 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.468 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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