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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Acme.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Acme to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Acme to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Acme to:

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Acme to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 246 miles [395.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,120 miles [9,849.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,832 miles [10,995 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,708 miles [7,576.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Acme ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Acme.

While the name Acme is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alberta

Our profile page for Acme   [Map]
Distance: About 1,804 miles [2,903.3 km] to the Northwest

California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Acme, San Bernardino County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,913 miles [3,078.7 km] to the West

Indiana

Jackson County

Our profile page for Acme, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the West Northwest

Iowa

Howard County

Our profile page for Acme, Howard County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Howard County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Polk County

Our profile page for Acme, Polk County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Polk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kansas

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Acme, Dickinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the West

Geary County

Our profile page for Acme, Geary County
This community is historic.
Although located in Geary County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Acme, Concordia Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the Southwest

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Michigan

Grand Traverse County

Our profile page for Acme, Grand Traverse County   [Map]
Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Jasper County

Our profile page for Acme, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Acme, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the West

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New Mexico

Chaves County

Our profile page for Acme, Chaves County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,313 miles [2,113.1 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Columbus County

Our profile page for Acme, Columbus County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the Southeast

Gaston County

Our profile page for Acme, Gaston County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Gaston County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Medina County

Our profile page for Acme, Medina County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

Grady County

Our profile page for Acme, Grady County   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the West

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Acme, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,232 miles [3,592.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Acme, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Acme, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Hardeman County

Our profile page for Acme, Hardeman County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,053 miles [1,694.6 km] to the West

Val Verde County

Our profile page for Acme, Val Verde County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Val Verde County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Washington

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Acme, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,144 miles [3,450.4 km] to the Northwest

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Wyoming

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Acme, Sheridan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,396 miles [2,246.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Acme ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Carbon   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Acme   [Map]
Dorothy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Elk Run Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Greencastle   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Holly   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Janie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Joes Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Keith   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Leevale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Red Warrior   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Republic   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
United   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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 Acme. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Acme

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<9>
 
Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Acme

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acme. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0366, Longitude: -81.4555     [Map].

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Acme to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.56 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.351 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.888 degrees.

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<7>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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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Acme could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>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.

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