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Welcome to Colon ...

Colon is located in Lee County<1>.

Colon is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Colon lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Colon: (919) and (984)<3>

Communities Also Named Colon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Colon - they are located in Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Colon ...

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

  • Holly Springs [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
    • Holly Springs [Wake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Colon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,882 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Springs<6>
  • Sanford [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanford
    • Sanford [Lee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the southwest of Colon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,361 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanford<6>
  • Pittsboro [Chatham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsboro
    • Pittsboro [Chatham County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Colon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,419 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittsboro<6>
  • Broadway [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadway
    • Broadway [Lee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Colon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,295 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadway<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cameron [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Moore County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Colon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cameron<6>
    • Goldston [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldston
      • Goldston [Chatham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Colon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldston have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldston<6>
    • Farmville [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmville
      • Farmville [Chatham County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Colon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmville<6>
    • Jonesboro Heights [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesboro Heights
      • Jonesboro Heights [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Colon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesboro Heights
    • Wildwood [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Colon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood
    • Cumnock [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumnock
      • Cumnock [Lee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Colon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumnock

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Colon ...

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

Adding Colon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Colon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Colon was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Colon on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lee County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lee County: www.leecountync.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Lee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Colon) 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 Colon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ColonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5271, Longitude: -79.1527    
<5>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.
<6>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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