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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Colonia, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Colonia and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Colonia:
    • 40.574548, -74.302092
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Colonia
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Colonia ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Barber [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barber
    • Barber [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Colonia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barber have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barber
  • Chrome [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chrome
    • Chrome [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Colonia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chrome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chrome
  • Clara Barton [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clara Barton
    • Clara Barton [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Colonia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clara Barton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clara Barton
  • Clark [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Colonia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark
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    • Edgar [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgar
      • Edgar [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Colonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgar
    • Fords [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fords
      • Fords [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Colonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fords have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fords
    • Hopelawn [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopelawn
      • Hopelawn [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Colonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopelawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopelawn
    • Oak Tree [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Tree
      • Oak Tree [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Colonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Tree
    • Potters [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potters
      • Potters [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Colonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potters
    • Pumptown [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumptown
      • Pumptown [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Colonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumptown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pumptown
    • Sand Hills [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hills
      • Sand Hills [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Colonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hills
    • Valentine [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valentine
      • Valentine [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Colonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valentine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valentine

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Colonia. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Bud Abbott     (Actor, comedian)
      • Born: William Alexander Abbott
      • Actor, comedian. He was born in Asbury Park (NJ) on October 2, 1897 (a Saturday) and died in Woodland Hills (CA) on April 24, 1974 (a Wednesday) at the age of 76. The body was cremated.
      • Asbury Park is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Colonia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bud Abbott<3>
    • Platt Adams     (Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Belleville (NJ) on March 23, 1885 (a Monday) and died in Normandy Beach (NJ) on February 27, 1961 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Belleville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Colonia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Platt Adams<3>
    • Shana Alexander     (Journalist, author)
    • Nelson Algren     (Author)
      • Born: Nelson Ahlgren Abraham
      • Author. He was born in Detroit (MI) on March 28, 1909 (a Sunday) and died in Long Island City (NY) on May 9, 1981 (a Saturday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Long Island City is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Colonia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nelson Algren<3>
    • Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti     (Actor, puppeteer)
      • Actor, puppeteer. He was born in Manhattan (NY) on April 6, 1927 (a Wednesday) and died in Phoenix (AZ) on July 26, 2013 (a Friday) at the age of 86. We don't have any burial details.
      • Manhattan is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Colonia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti<3>
    • June Allyson     (Actress)
      • Born: Ella Geisman
      • Actress. She was born in Bronx (NY) on October 7, 1917 (a Sunday) and died in Ojai (CA) on July 8, 2006 (a Saturday) at the age of 88. The body was cremated.
      • Bronx is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Colonia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<3>
    • Glenn Anders     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (CA) on September 1, 1889 (a Sunday) and died in Englewood (NJ) on October 26, 1981 (a Monday) at the age of 92. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Englewood is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Colonia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glenn Anders<3>
    • Dorothy Appleby     (Actress)
    • Elizabeth Arden     (Businesswoman)
      • Businesswoman. She was born in Vaughan (ON) on December 31, 1878 (a Tueday) and died in Manhattan (NY) on October 18, 1966 (a Tueday) at the age of 87. She is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Manhattan is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Colonia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Arden<3>
    • Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor)
      • Full name: Louis Daniel Armstrong
      • Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on August 4, 1901 (a Sunday) and died in Corona (NY) on July 6, 1971 (a Tueday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Corona is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Colonia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<3>
    • Phil Arnold     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hackensack (NJ) on September 15, 1909 (a Wednesday) and died in Van Nuys (CA) on May 9, 1968 (a Thursday) at the age of 58. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hackensack is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Colonia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phil Arnold<3>
    • Eleanor Audley     (Actress)
    • Lauren Bacall     (Oscar nominated actress)
      • Born: Joan Betty Perske
      • Oscar nominated actress. She was born on September 16, 1924 (a Tueday) and died in Manhattan (NY) on August 12, 2014 (a Tueday) at the age of 89. She is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Manhattan is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Colonia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lauren Bacall<3>

How Far From Colonia 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 Colonia to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Colonia and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • New Brunswick, which is the Seat of Middlesex County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Colonia to New Brunswick, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Trenton, which is the State Capital of New Jersey, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 185 miles [297.7 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,712 miles [9,192.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,418 miles [10,328.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,294 miles [6,910.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

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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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 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).
<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 Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>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.
<5>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 Colonia to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.133 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.711 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.854 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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