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Welcome to Cole ...

So far, we found very little information about Cole. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Cole to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Cole, please Contact Us.


Cole would have been located within present day Harford County<2>.


The location of Cole has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Cole, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1884.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Cole is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Cole was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Cole still existed, it would have been in the (410) area code.

Communities Also Named Cole ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 20 communities that are also named Cole - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Florida, Georgia (2), Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee (2), Texas (2) and Washington.

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

Communities near Cole ...

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

  • Aberdeen
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen is located in Harford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,964 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen <5>
  • Elkton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkton
    • Elkton is located in Cecil County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,665 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkton <5>
  • Havre de Grace
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havre de Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havre de Grace
    • Havre de Grace is located in Harford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,147 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havre de Grace <5>
  • Bel Air
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bel Air
    • Bel Air is located in Harford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,266 people
    • Former names for Bel Air:
    • Belle Air
    • Belle Aire
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bel Air <5>
  • Chestertown
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Perryville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • North East
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North East have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North East
    • North East is located in Cecil County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,609 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North East <5>
  • Rising Sun
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Sun
    • Rising Sun is located in Cecil County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,784 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rising Sun <5>
  • Charlestown
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlestown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlestown
    • Charlestown is located in Cecil County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,202 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlestown <5>
  • Port Deposit
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Deposit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Deposit
    • Port Deposit is located in Cecil County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Deposit <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 Cole. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cole.

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

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

Adding Cole to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cole in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Cole was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Cole post office opened in 1884.

We also found Cole in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cole.

The official website for Harford County: www.co.ha.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Cole, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Harford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cole - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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