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Welcome to Colonia ...

Colonia is located in Middlesex County<1>.

The location of Colonia has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Colonia is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Colonia: (732) and (848)<4>

Communities near Colonia ...

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

  • New York [Kings County]
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    • New York [Kings County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Colonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
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  • Newark [Essex County]
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    • Newark [Essex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Colonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
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  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
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    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Colonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
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  • Elizabeth [Union County]
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    • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Colonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
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    • Bayonne [Hudson County]
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      • Bayonne [Hudson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Colonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,165 people
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    • East Orange [Essex County]
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      • East Orange [Essex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Colonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,630 people
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    • New Brunswick [Middlesex County]
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      • New Brunswick [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Colonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 56,182 people
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    • Hoboken [Hudson County]
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      • Hoboken [Hudson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Colonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,081 people
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    • Perth Amboy [Middlesex County]
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      • Perth Amboy [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Colonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perth Amboy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Plainfield [Union County]
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      • Plainfield [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Colonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,011 people
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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 Colonia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Colonia.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Colonia ...

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

Adding Colonia to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Colonia 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 Colonia was on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New Jersey

About Middlesex County

About New Jersey

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Middlesex County: www.co.middlesex.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Middlesex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colonia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (848) is an overlay for area code (732).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Colonia) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Colonia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ColoniaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colonia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5745, Longitude: -74.3021       In this case, the coordinates for Colonia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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