RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Colony, Missouri

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other MO
Communities

 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Missouri
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Missouri

Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Colony to ...

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

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

  • Edina [Map], which is the Seat of Knox County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Colony to Edina, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Jefferson City [Map], which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 116 miles [186.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,421 miles [10,333.6 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 7,163 miles [11,527.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,051 miles [8,128.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Colony ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Colony.

While the name Colony is unique within Missouri, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Missouri

Jump ahead to ...

 AlabamaMarylandTexas 
 GeorgiaNevadaUtah 
 KansasOklahomaVirginia 
 KentuckySouth CarolinaWyoming 

Alabama

Cullman County

Our profile page for Colony, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the Southeast

Talladega County

Our profile page for Colony, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the Southeast

Tuscaloosa County

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

Georgia

Baldwin County

Our profile page for Colony, Baldwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the Southeast

- Return to top

Kansas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Colony, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the Southwest

Norton County

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

- Return to top

Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Colony, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the East Southeast

- Return to top

Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Colony, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the East

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Colony, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the East

- Return to top

Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Colony, Lyon County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Lyon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

- Return to top

Oklahoma

Washita County

Our profile page for Colony, Washita County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the Southwest

- Return to top

South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Colony, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Southeast

- Return to top

Texas

Blanco County

Our profile page for Colony, Blanco County
This community is historic.
Although located in Blanco County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Denton County

Our profile page for Colony, Denton County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the South Southwest

Fayette County

Our profile page for Colony, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the South Southwest

Rains County

Our profile page for Colony, Rains County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the South Southwest

- Return to top

Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Colony, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the West

- Return to top

Virginia

Amherst County

Our profile page for Colony, Amherst County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the East Southeast

James City County

Our profile page for Colony, James City County   [Map]
Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the East

- Return to top

Wyoming

Crook County

Our profile page for Colony, Crook County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

Curious and Interesting Names Near Colony ...

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.

Deer Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Colony   [Map]
Edina   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Edinburg   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Eldorado (Historic)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Forest Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lewistown   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Milltown   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Retreat   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sand Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Union   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Colony. A straight line distance ignores things 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).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Colony to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.327 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.417 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.141 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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 Colony 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.

- Return to Citation

<8>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 Colony, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   MO
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 15 Oct 2018
By John Hall