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Welcome to Acorn ...

Acorn is located in Westmoreland County<1>.

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

Acorn is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Acorn lies within the (804) area code.

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 Westmoreland County and the other is located in Halifax 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.

  • Leonardtown [Saint Mary's County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonardtown
    • Leonardtown [Saint Mary's County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Acorn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,824 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leonardtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonardtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leonardtown<5>
  • Tappahannock [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tappahannock
    • Tappahannock [Essex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Acorn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,402 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tappahannock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tappahannock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tappahannock<5>
  • Warsaw [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
    • Warsaw [Richmond County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Acorn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,486 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warsaw<5>
  • Montross [Westmoreland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montross
    • Montross [Westmoreland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Acorn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 390 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montross
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montross<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tucker Hill [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker Hill
      • Tucker Hill [Westmoreland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Acorn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker Hill
    • Tallent Town [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallent Town
      • Tallent Town [Richmond County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Acorn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallent Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallent Town
    • Farnham [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farnham
      • Farnham [Richmond County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Acorn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farnham
    • Piney Point [Saint Mary's County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Point
      • Piney Point [Saint Mary's County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Acorn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piney Point<5>
    • Tall Timbers [Saint Mary's County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tall Timbers
      • Tall Timbers [Saint Mary's County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Acorn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tall Timbers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tall Timbers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tall Timbers<5>
    • Heathsville [Northumberland 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 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Westmoreland County

About Virginia

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 Westmoreland County: www.co.westmoreland.va.us/

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 Westmoreland, 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 38.0193, Longitude: -76.6491       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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