Regional Codes ...
For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Colony is located in Region #3 (the South Region).
In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Colony is located in Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Colony is located in Region IV (Region 4).
Referenced GNIS Records ...
GNIS ID #144776 (Name of Record: Colony)
Class: populated place
A place or area having clustered or scattered buildings and a permanent population (such as a city, settlement, town or village). The boundaries may or may not coincide with the perceived population.
A 'populated place' record may have a corresponding 'census' or 'civil' record. The information contained in the 'populated place' record applies only to the class and should not be confused with either the 'census' and 'civil' classes.
Map Name: Riverside
Lat: 33.5651045 Lon: -86.1991418 [Map]
Referenced FIPS Records ...
FIPS Code: 01/16684 (Place Name: Colony)
County: Cullman (FIPS State/County: 01/043)
Identifies an incorporated place (ie- Colony) that does not serve as a primary county division - or in other words, it is included in and is part of a primary county division (ie- Talladega County).
MRF Code: 408