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Acme, North Carolina
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Our Genealogical Helper for Acme ...

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 Acme (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 Acme. 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 Acme ...

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 96 newspapers that have been published in the area around Acme.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Acme, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Acme.

Cemeteries Near Acme ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Acme.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Scull Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Skipper Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Lennon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Atkinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Flynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Skipper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Dew Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Malpass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Benton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rhyne Grave   [Map]     
  NNE Long Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holmes Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Graham Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sheman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Malpass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Malpass Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Colvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilton 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 Acme in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Acme.

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

Northwest   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Acme
 - Northwest had railroad service and no post office
Armour   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Acme
 - Armour had a post office and railroad service
Freeman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Acme
 - Freeman had a post office and railroad service
Byrdville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Acme
 - Byrdville had a post office and no railroad service
Malmo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Acme
 - Malmo had a post office and railroad service
Phoenix   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Acme
 - Phoenix had a post office and railroad service
Colly   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Acme
 - Colly had a post office and no railroad service
Montague   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Acme
 - Montague 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 Acme. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Acme 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Acme is located in Columbus County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Columbus County: Bladen, Brunswick, Pender, Robeson & Horry (SC).

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

Columbus     (The home county for Acme)
      Riegelwood   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Delco   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Sandyfield   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bolton   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lake Waccamaw   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Hallsboro   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brunswick   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whiteville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nakina   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cribb Town   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East Arcadia   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Long View   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kelly   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Council   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White Lake   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clarkton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elizabethtown   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bladenboro   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dublin   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Butters   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      White Oak   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Northwest   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sandy Creek   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Navassa   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Winnabow   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leland   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bolivia   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boiling Spring Lakes   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Supply   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sivey Town   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ash   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint James   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harrells   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Safe   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wallace   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tin City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Duff Creek   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Teachey   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brices Crossroads   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cartersville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Concord   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hancheys Store   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rose Hill   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Murphey   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pasley   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
New Hanover
      Hightsville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wrightsboro   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Castle Hayne   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Skippers Corner   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smith Creek   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wilmington   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kings Grant   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Murraysville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Windemere   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ogden   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Masonboro   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Myrtle Grove   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Surf City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holly Ridge   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Currie   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Atkinson   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rocky Point   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Helena   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burgaw   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Watha   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brown Town   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Murray Town   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hampstead   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Willard   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Topsail   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Topsail Beach   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Maple Hill   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ivanhoe   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Delway   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garland   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ingold   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McDaniels   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Horry (SC)
      Little River (SC)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Little Town (SC)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cedar Creek Village (SC)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Longs (SC)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 it should be mentioned that 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 Acme:

These websites are specific to North Carolina:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the State Archives of North Carolina

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

These pages are specific to Columbus County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bladen County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Brunswick County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Duplin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
New Hanover County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Onslow County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pender County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sampson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Horry County (SC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for North Carolina:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of North Carolina,     of Columbus County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for North Carolina
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for North Carolina
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of North Carolina,     of Columbus 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 North Carolina
Also see ...
      South Carolina

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in North Carolina

About Columbus County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Columbus County: www.columbusco.org/main

The official website for State of North Carolina: www.ncgov.com/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acme. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3257, Longitude: -78.2047     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Acme have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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: findagrave.com.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Acme.