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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Colony.

This page contains six sections:

Around Colony ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Quincy (IL). It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southeast of Colony. Quincy (IL) has a population of 40,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hannibal. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southeast of Colony and has a population of 17,600 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Colony and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bloomfield (IA)   [Map]   2,676   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fort Madison (IA)   [Map]   10,520   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Keokuk (IA)   [Map]   10,343   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Carthage (IL)   [Map]   2,483   E   46 miles [74 km]
Hamilton (IL)   [Map]   2,768   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Warsaw (IL)   [Map]   1,508   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Canton   [Map]   2,340   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Kahoka   [Map]   1,999   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Kirksville   [Map]   17,536   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
La Plata   [Map]   1,326   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Macon   [Map]   5,382   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Memphis   [Map]   1,858   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Monroe City   [Map]   2,435   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Palmyra   [Map]   3,600   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Shelbina   [Map]   1,614   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Arbela   [Map]   42   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Baring   [Map]   126   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Edina   [Map]   1,128   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gorin   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Granger   [Map]   35   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Greensburg   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jeddo   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Knox City   [Map]   207   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
La Belle   [Map]   641   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Neeper   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
New Court Village   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rutledge   [Map]   111   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
South Gorin   [Map]   92   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Williamstown   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wyaconda   [Map]   209   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

For more communities neighboring Colony, please visit our County-by-County Page for Colony.

Knox County ...

Colony is located in Knox County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Knox County: Adair, Clark, Lewis, Macon, Scotland & Shelby.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Colony ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Colony.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Colony.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Colony. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Missouri

    Missouri Tourism
    Parks for Missouri

    Fishing in Missouri
    Hunting in Missouri


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Missouri

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Missouri

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Missouri

Airports Near Colony ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Colony.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lewis County Rgnl.   [Map]   6M6   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Kahoka Muni.   [Map]   0H7   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Memphis Meml.   [Map]   03D   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Shelby Co. Airport   [Map]   6K2   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Queen City Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Schuyler County Lndg. Strip   [Map]   ---   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kirksville Rgnl.(IRK/KIRK)   [Map]   IRK   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Keokuk Muni.(ICAO: KEOK)   [Map]   EOK   ENE   32 miles [51.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Colony.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Colony. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Des Moines Intl. (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   DSM   NW   124 miles [199.6 km]
Lambert - St. Louis Intl. (STL/KSTL)   [Map]   STL   SE   135 miles [217.3 km]
Kansas City Intl. (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   MCI   WSW   158 miles [254.3 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   NE   201 miles [323.5 km]
Eppley Airfield (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   OMA   WNW   216 miles [347.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kirksville Rgnl.(IRK/KIRK)   [Map]   IRK   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Quincy Rgnl. (UIN/KUIN)   [Map]   UIN   ESE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Southeast Iowa Rgnl. (BRL/KBRL)   [Map]   BRL   NE   58 miles [93.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lewis County Rgnl.   [Map]   6M6   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Kahoka Muni.   [Map]   0H7   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Memphis Meml.   [Map]   03D   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Shelby Co. Airport   [Map]   6K2   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Queen City Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Schuyler County Lndg. Strip   [Map]   ---   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Keokuk Muni.(ICAO: KEOK)   [Map]   EOK   ENE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Keosauqua Muni.   [Map]   6K9   N   33 miles [53.1 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
        Website for Des Moines International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lambert - St. Louis Intl.   (STL/KSTL)   [Map]
        Website for Lambert - Saint Louis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbia Rgnl.   (COU/KCOU)   [Map]
        Website for Columbia Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Quad City Intl.   (MLI/KMLI)   [Map]
        Website for Quad City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
The Eastern Iowa Airport   (CID/KCID)   [Map]
        Website for The Eastern Iowa Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Keokuk Muni.   (ICAO: KEOK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kansas City Intl.   (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
        Website for Kansas City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fort Madison Muni.   (ICAO: KFSW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hannibal Rgnl.   (ICAO: KHAE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eppley Airfield   (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]
        Website for Eppley Airfield
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
        Website for O'Hare International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kirksville Rgnl.   (IRK/KIRK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Quincy Rgnl.   (UIN/KUIN)   [Map]
        Website for Quincy Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southeast Iowa Rgnl.   (BRL/KBRL)   [Map]
        Website for Southeast Iowa Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Missouri

About Knox County

About Missouri

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 Missouri: www.missouri.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Colony.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Colony. 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colony. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2539, Longitude: -91.9907     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colony have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Colony), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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