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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:
    • 31.285735, -91.820401
    • 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 Louisiana, the name Acme is unique.

Beyond Louisiana, 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 1,777 miles [2,859.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Acme that is located in Concordia Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Acme [San Bernardino County].
    • Indiana
      • Jackson County
      • This Acme is located in Jackson County and lies 622 miles [1,001 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Acme that is located in Concordia Parish.
      • 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.<3> 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 605 miles [973.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Acme that is located in Concordia Parish.
      • 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<2> and although located in Geary County, we don't know where within the parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Geary County community of Acme.
    • Michigan
      • Grand Traverse County
      • This Acme is located in Grand Traverse County and lies 991 miles [1,594.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Acme that is located in Concordia Parish.
      • 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<2> 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 569 miles [915.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Acme that is located in Concordia Parish.
      • 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<2> 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 816 miles [1,313.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Acme that is located in Concordia Parish.
      • 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.<3> 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 873 miles [1,405 km]<1> to the northeast of the Acme that is located in Concordia Parish.
      • 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 432 miles [695.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Acme that is located in Concordia Parish.
      • 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 1,951 miles [3,139.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Acme that is located in Concordia Parish.
      • 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.<3> 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 923 miles [1,485.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Acme that is located in Concordia Parish.
      • 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<2> 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.<3> 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 1,986 miles [3,196.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Acme that is located in Concordia Parish.
      • 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 750 miles [1,207 km]<1> to the northeast of the Acme that is located in Concordia Parish.
      • 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 1,246 miles [2,005.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Acme that is located in Concordia Parish.
      • 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.

  • Black Hawk [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Hawk
    • Black Hawk [Concordia Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Acme
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Hawk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Hawk
  • Book [Catahoula Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Book
    • Book [Catahoula Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Acme
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Book have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Book
  • Deer Park [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
    • Deer Park [Concordia Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Acme
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
  • Flowery Mound [Concordia Parish] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowery Mound
    • Flowery Mound [Concordia Parish] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Acme
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowery Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Glasscock [Concordia Parish] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasscock
      • Glasscock [Concordia Parish] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Acme
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasscock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • New Era [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Era
      • New Era [Concordia Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Acme
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Era have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Era
    • Security [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Security
      • Security [Catahoula Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Acme
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Security have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Security
    • Spring Bayou Landing [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Bayou Landing
      • Spring Bayou Landing [Avoyelles Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Acme
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Bayou Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Bayou Landing
    • Union Point [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Point
      • Union Point [Concordia Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Acme
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Point

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 Acme. 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.

How Far From Acme to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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, the straight-line distance beginning in Acme and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Vidalia, which is the Seat of Concordia Parish and lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Acme to Vidalia, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 69 miles [111 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,867 miles [11,051.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,582 miles [12,202 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,458 miles [8,783.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.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.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Acme. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AcmeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acme. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2857, Longitude: -91.8204       In this case, the coordinates for Acme have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 parish. 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.
<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.
<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 316.547 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.319 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.719 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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