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Our Genealogical Helper for Acorn ...

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 Acorn (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 add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Acorn. 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.

Newspapers Published in Acorn ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Acorn.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Acorn, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Acorn.

Cemeteries Near Acorn ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Acorn.

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 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 the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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 Acorn covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Acorn Church of God Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Whitaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Run Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Pine Thicket Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Woodall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Randall Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Bradley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bradley Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Whitaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Renfro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wyatt Atkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sears Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Randall Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Heron Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WNW Bobbitt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Roper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Garrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Phelps Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gilmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gilliand Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Merritt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Childrens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bustle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W James Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bald Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nix Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Whitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sowder Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bradley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<3>

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

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

Dykes   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Acorn
 - Dykes had a post office and no railroad service
Bloss   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Acorn
 - Bloss had a post office and no railroad service
Shopville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Acorn
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Shopville had a post office and no railroad service
Pongo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Acorn
 - Pongo had a post office and no railroad service
Valley Oak   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Acorn
 - Valley Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Plato   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Acorn
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Plato had a post office and no railroad service
Grundy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Acorn
 - Grundy had a post office and no railroad service
Hansford   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Acorn
 - Hansford had a post office and no railroad service

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

Acorn is located in Pulaski County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pulaski County: Casey, Laurel, Lincoln, McCreary, Rockcastle, Russell & Wayne.

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

Pulaski     (The home county for Acorn)
      Whetstone   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Northfield   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ferguson   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Somerset   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Science Hill   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bee Lick   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burnside   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bronston   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tateville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nancy   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vinnie   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barnett Springs   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pellyton   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sano   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hedgeville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Junction City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shelby City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clifton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alum Springs   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Little Needmore   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bethelridge   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ware   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Argyle   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mintonville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Middleburg   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Yosemite   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Evona   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gilpin   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Windsor   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cantown   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Labascus   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Teddy   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fogertown   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fall Rock   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hima   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garrard   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sextons Creek   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Goose Rock   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lynch Town   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Paint Lick   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lancaster   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peoples   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dabolt   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Annville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McKee   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sandgap   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tyner   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waneta   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gray Hawk   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Foxtown   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Corbin   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corbin   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gray   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crane Nest   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woollum   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Barbourville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cannon   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Girdler   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Heidrick   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hinkle   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bimble   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Artemus   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Bernstadt   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Keavy   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pittsburg   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      London   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sublimity City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dorthae   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hopewell   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lily   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Greenmount   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marydell   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bush   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dog Walk   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Eubank   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Broughtentown   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Turkeytown   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Waynesburg   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Kings Mountain   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ottenheim   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sugar Grove   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Highland   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Halls Gap   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Maywood   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slate Lick   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bighill   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wallaceton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Middletown   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Berea   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Duluth   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bobtown   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Buggytown   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Farristown   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Whites   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dreyfus   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Happy Landing   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marshes Siding   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Whitley City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smith Town   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stearns   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Revelo   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine Knot   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Strunk   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Island City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Orlando   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Renfro Valley   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brodhead   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Wildie   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Salem   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Russell Springs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jamestown   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Middletown   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mill Springs   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ritner   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Parnell   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Parmleysville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Pisgah   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodbine   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rockholds   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Williamsburg   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Emlyn   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ayers   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nevisdale   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Siler   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Campbell (TN)
      Jellico (TN)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Scott (TN)
      Isham (TN)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      State Line (TN)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Foster Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winfield (TN)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Acorn:

These websites are specific to Kentucky:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Kentucky to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Pulaski County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyle County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Casey County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Estill County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garrard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Knox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Laurel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McCreary County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Owsley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rockcastle County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Whitley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Campbell County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scott County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Kentucky:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Kentucky,     of Pulaski County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Kentucky     Cemetery Wiki for Kentucky
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Kentucky,     of Pulaski County

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.

Disaster Stories from Kentucky
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pulaski County:

The official website for State of Kentucky:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acorn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1329, Longitude: -84.3779     [Map].

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<2>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:

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<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 Acorn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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