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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Colony 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 town such as Colony to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Cullman [Map], which is the Seat of Cullman County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Colony to Cullman, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 115 miles [185.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,535 miles [10,517.1 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 7,246 miles [11,661.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,122 miles [8,243.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Colony ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Colony.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Colony. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 18 communities in the United States - with 22 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Cullman County

Our profile page for Colony, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About Less than 2 miles to the North

Talladega County

Our profile page for Colony, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 47 miles [75.6 km] to the East Southeast

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Colony, Tuscaloosa County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Tuscaloosa County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Georgia

Baldwin County

Our profile page for Colony, Baldwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the East Southeast

Kansas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Colony, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the Northwest

Norton County

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

Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Colony, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Colony, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Colony, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Northeast

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Missouri

Knox County

Our profile page for Colony, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the North Northwest

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Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Colony, Lyon County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Lyon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Washita County

Our profile page for Colony, Washita County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the West Northwest

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Colony, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the East

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Texas

Blanco County

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

Denton County

Our profile page for Colony, Denton County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the West

Fayette County

Our profile page for Colony, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the West Southwest

Rains County

Our profile page for Colony, Rains County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the West

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Colony, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,456 miles [2,343.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Amherst County

Our profile page for Colony, Amherst County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the East Northeast

James City County

Our profile page for Colony, James City County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Wyoming

Crook County

Our profile page for Colony, Crook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,185 miles [1,907.1 km] to the Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Colony. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Colony) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Colony. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Colony

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colony. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9420, Longitude: -86.9011     [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 Colony 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.762 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.444 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.246 degrees.

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<7>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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<8>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 Colony, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Colony.



 
 
 

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