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Welcome to Acadia ...

Acadia is located in Aroostook County<1>.


The location of Acadia has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Acadia, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1886.

Acadia is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Acadia lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Acadia (for example, toward Drummond (NB)), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT).

Acadia is located in the (207) area code.

Communities Also Named Acadia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Acadia - they are located in Alberta and Louisiana.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Acadia.

Communities near Acadia ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Acadia.

  • Caribou
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou
    • Caribou is located in Aroostook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,622 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caribou <4>
  • Grand Falls
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Fort Fairfield
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Limestone
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
    • Limestone is located in Aroostook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,164 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Limestone <4>
  • Van Buren
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Buren have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Buren
    • Van Buren is located in Aroostook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,983 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Van Buren <4>
  • Washburn
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
    • Washburn is located in Aroostook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,533 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washburn <4>
  • Saint Leonard Parish
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Leonard Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Leonard Parish
  • Saint Leonard
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Leonard came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Leonard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Leonard <4>
  • Grand Falls Parish
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Falls Parish came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Falls Parish
  • Sainte Anne de Madawaska
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sainte Anne de Madawaska came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sainte Anne de Madawaska

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Acadia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Acadia.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Acadia. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Acadia.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Acadia. See our Newspapers Page for Acadia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Acadia ...

Looking for more information about Acadia? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Acadia, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Acadia.

Adding Acadia to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Acadia in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Acadia was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Acadia post office opened in 1886.

We also found Acadia in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Acadia.

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

The official website for Aroostook County: www.aroostook.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maine's counties, including Aroostook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Acadia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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