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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Colonial Heights to ...

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

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

  • LaGrange [Map], which is the Seat of Troup County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Colonial Heights to LaGrange, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Atlanta [Map], which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,507 miles [10,472 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 7,208 miles [11,600.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,086 miles [8,185.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Colonial Heights ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Colonial Heights.

Within Georgia, there is just one other community named Colonial Heights. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 35 communities in the United States - with 36 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Georgia

Communities outside of Georgia


Communities Outside of Georgia

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 CaliforniaLouisianaOhioVirginia
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Alabama

Colbert County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Colbert County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the Northwest

California

Sacramento County

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

San Joaquin County

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

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the South Southeast

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Illinois

Cook County

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

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

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

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Maryland

Allegany County

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

Frederick County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the Northeast

Talbot County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the Northeast

Westchester County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the East Northeast

Davidson County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the Northeast

Orange County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the East Northeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the East Northeast

Wilson County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the East

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the East

Florence County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the East Northeast

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the East Northeast

Oconee County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the Northeast

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the East

Richland County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,574 miles [2,533.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Bristol City

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Bristol City   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the North Northeast

Colonial Heights City

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Colonial Heights City   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the Northeast

Hampton City

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

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Norfolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the East Northeast

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the Northeast

Stafford County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Colonial Heights, 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.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Colonial Heights ...

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.

Cottons Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Colonial Heights   [Map]
Gray Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hogg Mountain   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hopewell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jones Crossroads   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Old Chimney   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pioneer Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Smoke Rise   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Wisdoms Store (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Wood Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [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 Colonial Heights. 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.

Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
  Author. She was born in Columbus (Georgia) on Friday May 8, 1835 and died in Mobile (Alabama) on Sunday May 9, 1909 at an age of 74. She was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Mobile County, Alabama) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Colonial Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Augusta Jane Evans Wilson<8>

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

The official website for Troup County: www.troupcountyga.org/

The official website for State of Georgia: www.georgia.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colonial Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8807, Longitude: -85.0308     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colonial Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Colonial Heights 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 312.588 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.942 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.739 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 (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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Colonial Heights 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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<8>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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This page was last modified: 15 Oct 2018
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