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Colony, Alabama
(Talladega County)

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Welcome to Colony ...

The town of Colony is located in Talladega County<1>.

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

Colony is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Colony lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Colony (for example, toward Jake (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Communities Also Named Colony ...

While we believe that this Colony is located in Talladega County, we know of another 3 Alabama communities named Colony. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cullman, Tuscaloosa.

Beyond Alabama, there are 22 communities that are also named Colony - they are located in Georgia, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maryland (2), Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas (4), Utah, Virginia (2) and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Colony ...

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

  • Oxford [Calhoun County]
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    • Oxford [Calhoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Colony
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,225 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<5>
  • Talladega [Talladega County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talladega
    • Talladega [Talladega County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Colony
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,457 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talladega
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Talladega<5>
  • Pell City [Saint Clair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pell City
    • Pell City [Saint Clair County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Colony
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,045 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pell City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pell City<5>
  • Moody [Saint Clair County]
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    • Moody [Saint Clair County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Colony
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,065 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moody
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moody<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lincoln [Talladega County]
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      • Lincoln [Talladega County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the northeast of Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,781 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<5>
    • Margaret [Saint Clair County]
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      • Margaret [Saint Clair County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margaret have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margaret
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Margaret<5>
    • Argo [Saint Clair County]
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      • Argo [Saint Clair County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,348 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argo
    • Odenville [Saint Clair County]
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      • Odenville [Saint Clair County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,893 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Odenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odenville<5>
    • Riverside [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Saint Clair County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the north of Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<5>
    • Ashville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashville
      • Ashville [Saint Clair County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,365 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashville<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Colony ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Talladega County

About Alabama

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 State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Talladega, 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 Colony - 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- 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5651, Longitude: -86.1991       In this case, the coordinates for Colony 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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