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Welcome to Acorn ...

Acorn is located in Halifax County<1>.

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

Acorn is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Acorn is within the boundaries of the (434) area code.

Websites for Acorn ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.halifaxchamber.net/

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

Adding Acorn 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 Acorn 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 Acorn elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Acorn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Acorn: This one is located in Halifax County and the other is located in Westmoreland County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 10 communities that are also named Acorn - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Georgia (2), Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Acorn ...

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

  • South Boston [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Boston
    • South Boston [Halifax County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Acorn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,588 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Boston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Boston<5>
  • Altavista [Campbell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altavista
    • Altavista [Campbell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Acorn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,406 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altavista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altavista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altavista<5>
  • Hurt [Pittsylvania County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurt
    • Hurt [Pittsylvania County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Acorn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,223 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurt
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurt<5>
  • Halifax [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halifax
    • Halifax [Halifax County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Acorn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,210 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halifax<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brookneal [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookneal
      • Brookneal [Campbell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Acorn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,098 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookneal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookneal<5>
    • Charlotte Court House [Charlotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlotte Court House
      • Charlotte Court House [Charlotte County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Acorn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlotte Court House have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte Court House
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte Court House<5>
    • Phenix [Charlotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phenix
      • Phenix [Charlotte County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Acorn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 213 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phenix have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phenix
    • Clover [Halifax County]
    • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsburg
      • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Acorn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsburg<5>
    • Cody [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cody
      • Cody [Halifax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Acorn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cody

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Acorn ...

Looking for more information about Acorn? 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 Acorn, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Acorn.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Halifax County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Halifax, 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 Acorn - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Acorn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acorn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9663, Longitude: -78.9825       In this case, the coordinates for Acorn 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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