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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 Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Colonial Park 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 Park:
    • 41.004252, -76.839130
    • 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 Park
  • 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 Park ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Colonial Park.

There are three communities within Pennsylvania that are also named Colonial Park.

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

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Dauphin County
      • This Colonial Park is located in Dauphin County and lies 48 miles [77.2 km]<1> to the south of the Colonial Park that is located in Northumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Colonial Park.
    • Delaware 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 Pennsylvania community of Colonial Park [Delaware County].
    • Lancaster 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 Pennsylvania community of Colonial Park [Lancaster County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Delaware
      • New Castle 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 Delaware community of Colonial Park [New Castle County].
    • Georgia
      • Muscogee County
      • This Colonial Park is located in Muscogee County and lies 744 miles [1,197.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Colonial Park that is located in Northumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muscogee County community of Colonial Park.
    • Indiana
      • Vigo 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 Park [Vigo County].
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Colonial Park is located in Baltimore County and lies 117 miles [188.3 km]<1> to the south of the Colonial Park that is located in Northumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Colonial Park.
      • Washington County
      • This Colonial Park is located in Washington County and lies 105 miles [169 km] to the south southwest of the Colonial Park that is located in Northumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Colonial Park.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Colonial Park is located in Worcester County and lies 268 miles [431.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Colonial Park that is located in Northumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Colonial Park.
    • New York
      • New York 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 New York community of Colonial Park [New York County].
      • Oneida County
      • This Colonial Park is located in Oneida County and lies 169 miles [272 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Colonial Park that is located in Northumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oneida County community of Colonial Park.
    • North Carolina
      • Orange County
      • This Colonial Park is located in Orange County and lies 362 miles [582.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Colonial Park that is located in Northumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Colonial Park.
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Colonial Park is located in Davis County and lies 1,816 miles [2,922.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Colonial Park that is located in Northumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Colonial Park.
    • Virginia
      • James City County
      • This Colonial Park is located in James City County and lies 258 miles [415.2 km]<1> to the south of the Colonial Park that is located in Northumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the James City County community of Colonial Park.
      • Warren County
      • This Colonial Park is located in Warren County and lies 160 miles [257.5 km] to the south southwest of the Colonial Park that is located in Northumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Colonial Park.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Colonial Park ...

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.

  • College Park [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Park
    • College Park [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Colonial Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
  • Fairville [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairville
    • Fairville [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Colonial Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairville
  • Kelly Crossroads [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly Crossroads
    • Kelly Crossroads [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Colonial Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly Crossroads
  • Kelly Point [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly Point
    • Kelly Point [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Colonial Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly Point
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Lewisburg [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
      • Lewisburg [Union County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Colonial Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisburg<4>
    • Limestoneville [Montour County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestoneville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestoneville
      • Limestoneville [Montour County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Colonial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestoneville
    • Mexico [Montour County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mexico have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mexico
      • Mexico [Montour County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Colonial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexico
    • Oak Grove [Montour County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Montour County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Colonial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Old Furnace [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Furnace
      • Old Furnace [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Colonial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Furnace
    • Turtleville [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtleville
      • Turtleville [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Colonial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtleville
    • Warrior Run [Northumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrior Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrior Run
      • Warrior Run [Northumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Colonial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrior Run

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 Park. 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 ...
    • Walter Allen 'Heavy' Blair     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Landrus (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 13, 1883 and died in Lewisburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday August 20, 1948 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lewisburg Cemetery (Union County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lewisburg is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Colonial Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Allen 'Heavy' Blair<5>
    • Stanley Anthony 'Stan' Coveleski     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Shamokin (Pennsylvania) on Saturday July 13, 1889 and died in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 20, 1984 at the age of 94. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery (Saint Joseph County, Indiana).
      • Shamokin is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Colonial Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley Anthony 'Stan' Coveleski<5>
    • John 'Johnny Dio' Dioguardi     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in New York (New York) on Wednesday April 29, 1914 and died in Lewisburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday January 12, 1979 at the age of 64. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Lewisburg is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Colonial Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Johnny Dio' Dioguardi<5>
    • John Charles Lush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Williamsport (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 8, 1885 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Monday November 18, 1946 at the age of 61. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Williamsport is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Colonial Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Charles Lush<5>
    • Carl Scheib     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gratz (Pennsylvania) on Saturday January 1, 1927 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Saturday March 24, 2018 at the age of 91.
      • Gratz is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Colonial Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Scheib<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Sunbury, which is the Seat of Northumberland County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Colonial Park to Sunbury, with an average speed<6> 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.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 145 miles [233.4 km] to the south (S). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,800 miles [9,334.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,514 miles [10,483.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,389 miles [7,063.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Northumberland County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Northumberland County: www.northumberlandco.org/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Colonial Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colonial Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0043, Longitude: -76.8391       In this case, the coordinates for Colonial Park 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 Park 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 Park 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 307.617 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.458 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.787 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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