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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 Acorn Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Acorn Hill and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Acorn Hill:
    • 36.442913, -76.546868
    • 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 Acorn Hill
  • 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 Acorn Hill ...

We have found one communities that share the name Acorn Hill.

Within North Carolina, the name Acorn Hill is unique.

Beyond North Carolina, there is another community also named Acorn Hill in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Tennessee
      • Dickson County
      • This Acorn Hill is located in Dickson County and lies 597 miles [960.8 km]<1> to the west of the Acorn Hill that is located in Gates County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acorn Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickson County community of Acorn Hill.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Acorn Hill ...

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.

  • Folly Fork [Gates County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folly Fork
    • Folly Fork [Gates County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Acorn Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folly Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folly Fork
  • Greens Fork [Gates County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greens Fork
    • Greens Fork [Gates County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Acorn Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greens Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greens Fork
  • Holly Grove [Gates County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Grove
    • Holly Grove [Gates County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Acorn Hill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Grove
  • Joppa [Chowan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa
    • Joppa [Chowan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Acorn Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joppa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joppa
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kellogs Fork [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellogs Fork
      • Kellogs Fork [Gates County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Acorn Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellogs Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellogs Fork
    • Keys Crossroads [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keys Crossroads
      • Keys Crossroads [Gates County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Acorn Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keys Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keys Crossroads
    • Peach [Perquimans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peach
      • Peach [Perquimans County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Acorn Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peach
    • Sandy Cross [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Cross
      • Sandy Cross [Gates County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Acorn Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Cross have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Cross
    • Savage [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savage
      • Savage [Gates County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Acorn Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Savage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savage
    • Trotville [Gates County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trotville
      • Trotville [Gates County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Acorn Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trotville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trotville

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 Acorn Hill. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • James Kenneth 'Jimmy' Bangley     (Actor, author)
      • Actor, author. He was born in Suffolk (Virginia) on Wednesday July 11, 1956 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday December 7, 2004 at the age of 48. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Suffolk City, Virginia).
      • Suffolk is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Acorn Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Kenneth 'Jimmy' Bangley<3>
    • Harriet Ann Jacobs     (Writer, activist)
      • Writer, activist. She was born in Edenton (North Carolina) on Saturday February 11, 1815 and died in Cambridge (Massachusetts) on Sunday March 7, 1897 at the age of 82. She is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Edenton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Acorn Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Ann Jacobs<3>

How Far From Acorn Hill to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 Hill to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Acorn Hill and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Gatesville, which is the Seat of Gates County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Acorn Hill to Gatesville, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 171 miles [275.2 km] to the north (N). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,980 miles [9,623.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,673 miles [10,739.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,555 miles [7,330.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Gates County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Gates County: www.gatescounty.govoffice2.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Acorn Hill) 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 Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Acorn Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acorn Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4429, Longitude: -76.5469    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Hill to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.742 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.896 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.435 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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