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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 Colonial Hills, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Colonial Hills and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Colonial Hills:
    • 40.565629, -77.611937
    • 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 Colonial Hills
  • 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

Communities Also Named Colonial Hills ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Colonial Hills.

There are two communities within Pennsylvania that are also named Colonial Hills.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Berks County
      • This Colonial Hills is located in Berks County and lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Colonial Hills that is located in Mifflin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berks County community of Colonial Hills.
    • Dauphin County
      • This Colonial Hills is located in Dauphin County and lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Colonial Hills that is located in Mifflin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Colonial Hills.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Madison County
      • This Colonial Hills is located in Madison County and lies 632 miles [1,017.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Colonial Hills that is located in Mifflin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Colonial Hills.
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Colonial Hills is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the southwest of the Colonial Hills that is located in Mifflin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Colonial Hills.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Colonial Hills is located in Hillsborough County and lies 919 miles [1,479 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Colonial Hills that is located in Mifflin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Colonial Hills.
    • Georgia
      • Paulding County
      • This Colonial Hills is located in Paulding County and lies 607 miles [976.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Colonial Hills that is located in Mifflin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Paulding County community of Colonial Hills.
    • Indiana
      • Warrick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Colonial Hills [Warrick County].
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This Colonial Hills is located in Carroll County and lies 66 miles [106.2 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Colonial Hills that is located in Mifflin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Colonial Hills.
    • Mississippi
      • Oktibbeha County
      • This Colonial Hills is located in Oktibbeha County and lies 789 miles [1,269.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Colonial Hills that is located in Mifflin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oktibbeha County community of Colonial Hills.
    • North Carolina
      • Onslow County
      • This Colonial Hills is located in Onslow County and lies 401 miles [645.3 km]<1> to the south of the Colonial Hills that is located in Mifflin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Onslow County community of Colonial Hills.
      • Orange County
      • This Colonial Hills is located in Orange County and lies 321 miles [516.6 km] to the south southwest of the Colonial Hills that is located in Mifflin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Colonial Hills.
    • Ohio
      • Franklin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Colonial Hills [Franklin County].
      • Richland County
      • This Colonial Hills is located in Richland County and lies 255 miles [410.4 km]<1> to the west of the Colonial Hills that is located in Mifflin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Colonial Hills.
    • South Carolina
      • Anderson County
      • This Colonial Hills is located in Anderson County and lies 502 miles [807.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Colonial Hills that is located in Mifflin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Colonial Hills.
      • Greenville County
      • This Colonial Hills is located in Greenville County and lies 466 miles [750 km] to the southwest of the Colonial Hills that is located in Mifflin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Colonial Hills.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This Colonial Hills is located in Weber County and lies 1,780 miles [2,864.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Colonial Hills that is located in Mifflin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Hills
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Colonial Hills.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Colonial Hills ...

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.

  • Cedar Hill [Mifflin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hill
    • Cedar Hill [Mifflin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Colonial Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill
  • Hawstone [Mifflin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawstone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawstone
    • Hawstone [Mifflin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Colonial Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawstone
  • Lewistown [Mifflin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
    • Lewistown [Mifflin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Colonial Hills
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,125 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown<4>
  • Lockport [Mifflin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
    • Lockport [Mifflin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Colonial Hills
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Longfellow [Mifflin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longfellow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longfellow
      • Longfellow [Mifflin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Colonial Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longfellow
    • Lumber City [Mifflin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumber City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumber City
      • Lumber City [Mifflin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Colonial Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumber City
    • Martins Crossroads [Juniata County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Crossroads
      • Martins Crossroads [Juniata County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Colonial Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Crossroads
    • Mechanicsville [Mifflin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Mifflin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Colonial Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
    • Mount Rock [Mifflin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Rock
      • Mount Rock [Mifflin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Colonial Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Rock
    • Reedsville [Mifflin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsville
      • Reedsville [Mifflin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Colonial Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedsville<4>
    • Union Mills [Mifflin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Mills
      • Union Mills [Mifflin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Colonial Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Mills
    • Walnut [Juniata County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Juniata County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Colonial Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut

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 Colonial Hills. 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 ...
    • George Grey Barnard     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Bellefonte (Pennsylvania) on Sunday May 24, 1863 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday April 24, 1938 at the age of 74. He is buried at Harrisburg Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Bellefonte is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Colonial Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Grey Barnard<5>
    • Dr. Ferdinand Graft Brickwedde     (Scientist)
    • Robert A. 'Bob, the Hig' Higgins     (Professional football)
    • Steve Suhey     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jamesville (New York) on Sunday January 8, 1922 and died in State College (Pennsylvania) on Saturday January 8, 1977 at the age of 55. He is buried at Centre County Memorial Park (Centre County, Pennsylvania).
      • State College is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Colonial Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Steve Suhey<5>
    • Myles Lewis 'Duck Eye' Thomas     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in State College (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 22, 1897 and died in Toledo (Ohio) on Thursday December 12, 1963 at the age of 66. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Lucas County, Ohio).
      • State College is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Colonial Hills.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myles Lewis 'Duck Eye' Thomas<5>

How Far From Colonial Hills to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lewistown, which is the Seat of Mifflin County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Colonial Hills to Harrisburg, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 119 miles [191.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). 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 shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,851 miles [9,416.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,564 miles [10,563.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,439 miles [7,143.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Mifflin County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mifflin County: www.co.mifflin.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Colonial Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colonial Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5656, Longitude: -77.6119       In this case, the coordinates for Colonial Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Colonial Hills 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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Colonial Hills to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.12 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.959 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.31 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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