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Our Genealogy 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 an insight into their world.

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.

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 hospitals and 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 Lane County.

To see how the shape of Oregon's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lane County: Benton, Deschutes, Douglas, Klamath, Lincoln & Linn.

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:

  • Lane County     (The home county of Acme)
    • Florence [Lane County]
    • Dunes City [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunes City
      • Dunes City [Lane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Acme
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,412 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunes City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunes City
    • Westlake [Lane County]
    • Mapleton [Lane County]
    • Swisshome [Lane County]
    • Deadwood [Lane County]
    • Walton [Lane County]
    • Noti [Lane County]
    • Blachly [Lane County]
    • Elmira [Lane County]
    • Veneta [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Veneta
      • Veneta [Lane County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Acme
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,076 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Veneta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Veneta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Veneta<2>
    • Alvadore [Lane County]
  • Benton County
  • Coos County
    • Lakeside [Coos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside
      • Lakeside [Coos County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Acme
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,802 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeside<2>
    • Allegany [Coos County]
    • North Bend [Coos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bend
      • North Bend [Coos County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Acme
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,744 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Bend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Bend<2>
  • Douglas County
    • Gardiner [Douglas County]
    • Reedsport [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsport
      • Reedsport [Douglas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Acme
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedsport<2>
    • Umpqua City [Douglas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Umpqua City
      • Umpqua City [Douglas County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Acme
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Umpqua City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Winchester Bay [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester Bay
      • Winchester Bay [Douglas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Acme
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester Bay<2>
    • Scottsburg [Douglas County] - Historic
    • Elkton [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkton
      • Elkton [Douglas County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Acme
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkton<2>
  • Lincoln County
    • Yachats [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yachats
      • Yachats [Lincoln County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Acme
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 797 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yachats have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yachats
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yachats<2>
    • Tillicum Beach [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillicum Beach
      • Tillicum Beach [Lincoln County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Acme
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillicum Beach
    • Westwood Village [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwood Village
      • Westwood Village [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Acme
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westwood Village
    • Tidewater [Lincoln County]
    • Waldport [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldport
      • Waldport [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Acme
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waldport<2>
    • Seal Rock [Lincoln County]

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

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 27 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 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Acme.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Acme:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Oregon

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 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.

  • Pacific Sunset Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pacific Sunset Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pacific Sunset Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacific Sunset Memorial Park
  • Drew Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Drew Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Drew Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew Cemetery
  • Heceta Lodge #11 IOOF Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Heceta Lodge #11 IOOF Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Heceta Lodge #11 IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heceta Lodge #11 IOOF Cemetery
  • Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Haring Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Haring Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Haring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haring Cemetery
  • Spruce Point Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spruce Point Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spruce Point Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Point Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Fir Grove Cemetery
    • IOOF - Mapleton Lodge #3139 Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF - Mapleton Lodge #3139 Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the IOOF - Mapleton Lodge #3139 Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • IOOF - Mapleton Lodge #3139 Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Acme.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF - Mapleton Lodge #3139 Cemetery
    • IOOF Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • IOOF Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Acme.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF Cemetery
    • Lower Smith River Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lower Smith River Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lower Smith River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lower Smith River Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Acme.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Smith River Cemetery
    • Indian Creek Cemetery
    • Bray Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bray Family Cemetery
      • Bray Family Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Acme.
      • Bray Family Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Stonefield Beach Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bray Family Cemetery
    • Gardiner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gardiner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gardiner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gardiner Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Acme.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardiner Cemetery
    • Deadwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Deadwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Deadwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Deadwood Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Acme.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deadwood Cemetery
    • Madera Grave
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Madera Grave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Madera Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Madera Grave lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Acme.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madera Grave

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Acme had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Acme [Lane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
    • Acme [Lane County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Acme
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Acme had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
  • Glenada [Lane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenada
    • Glenada [Lane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Acme
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glenada had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenada have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenada
  • Florence [Lane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Lane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Acme
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 185 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,210 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Florence had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<2>
  • Point Terrace [Lane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Terrace
    • Point Terrace [Lane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Acme
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Point Terrace had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Terrace
  • Siuslaw [Lane County] - Historic
    • While Siuslaw was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siuslaw
    • Siuslaw [Lane County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Acme
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Siuslaw had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Siuslaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Sulphur Springs [Douglas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur Springs
    • Sulphur Springs [Douglas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Acme
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur Springs
  • Continue List ...
    • Gardiner [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardiner
      • Gardiner [Douglas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Acme
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 229 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gardiner had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardiner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardiner<2>
    • Deadwood [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deadwood
      • Deadwood [Lane County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Acme
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Deadwood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deadwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deadwood<2>
    • Alpha [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpha
      • Alpha [Lane County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Acme
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alpha had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpha have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha
    • Walton [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walton
      • Walton [Lane County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Acme
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Walton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walton<2>
    • Scottsburg [Douglas County] - Historic
      • While Scottsburg was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsburg
      • Scottsburg [Douglas County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Acme
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 107 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Scottsburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsburg<2>
    • Alma [Lane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
      • Alma [Lane County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Acme
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alma had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Acme. See our List of 1890's Communities around Acme.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Acme ...

While our initial data about Acme came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Acme in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Acme.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Acme:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for Acme. See our Misc Page for Acme for more information.

The Communities of Oregon

About Lane County

About Oregon

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 Lane County: www.lanecounty.org/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acme. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.9798, Longitude: -124.0610       In this case, the coordinates for Acme have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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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