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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Somerset [Map], which is the Seat of Pulaski County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Acorn to Somerset, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Frankfort [Map], which is the State Capital of Kentucky, lies 77 miles [123.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 417 miles [671.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 24 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,281 miles [10,108.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,997 miles [11,260.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,873 miles [7,842.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Acorn ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Acorn.

While the name Acorn is unique within Kentucky, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Kentucky

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Arkansas

Polk County

Our profile page for Acorn, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the West Southwest

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Acorn, Humboldt County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Humboldt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Santa Barbara County

Our profile page for Acorn, Santa Barbara County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,015 miles [3,242.8 km] to the West

Georgia

Habersham County

Our profile page for Acorn, Habersham County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Habersham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Acorn, Muscogee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Muscogee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Acorn, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Monroe County

Our profile page for Acorn, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the South

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Virginia

Halifax County

Our profile page for Acorn, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the East

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Acorn, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for Acorn, Dane County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Dane County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Acorn ...

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.

Coin   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Acorn   [Map]
Drum   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Goodwater   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Mark   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Mount Victory   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Piney Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Plato   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Sandy Gap   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Shopville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sinking Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stab   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Valley Oak   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Whetstone   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

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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: www.pulaskicountygovt.org/

The official website for State of Kentucky: www.kentucky.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Acorn. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Acorn) 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 Acorn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: 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>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 Acorn 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 312.34 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.257 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.408 degrees.

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<7>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 Acorn 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Acorn.