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Welcome to Acra ...

Acra is located in Greene County<1>.

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

Acra is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Acra: (518)

Websites for Acra ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.greenecounty-chamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Acra, the following might be of interest:

Adding Acra to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Acra elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Acra on a Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Acra on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Acra ...

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

  • Saugerties [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saugerties
    • Saugerties [Ulster County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Acra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,008 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saugerties have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saugerties
  • Catskill [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catskill
    • Catskill [Greene County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Acra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,334 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catskill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catskill
  • Coxsackie [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coxsackie
    • Coxsackie [Greene County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Acra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,321 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coxsackie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coxsackie
  • Coeymans [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coeymans
    • Coeymans [Albany County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Acra
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,262 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coeymans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coeymans
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hudson [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Columbia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Acra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,072 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<5>
    • Woodstock [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock [Ulster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Acra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,767 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
    • Greenport [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenport
      • Greenport [Columbia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Acra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenport
    • Athens [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Greene County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Acra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,941 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
    • Catskill [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catskill
      • Catskill [Greene County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Acra
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,814 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catskill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catskill
    • Saugerties [Ulster County]

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 Acra. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Acra.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Acra. 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 Acra.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Acra ...

Looking for more information about Acra? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Acra, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Acra.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New York

About Greene County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Greene, 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 have 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 Acra - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Acra) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acra. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3109, Longitude: -74.0554       In this case, the coordinates for Acra have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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