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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 Terrace, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Colonial Terrace 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 Terrace:
    • 40.341755, -76.806360
    • 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 Terrace
  • 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 Terrace ...

We have found three communities that share the name Colonial Terrace.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Colonial Terrace is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Colonial Terrace [Jefferson County].
    • New Jersey
      • Monmouth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Colonial Terrace [Monmouth County].
    • Virginia
      • Stafford County
      • This Colonial Terrace is located in Stafford County and lies 133 miles [214 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Colonial Terrace that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Terrace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stafford County community of Colonial Terrace.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Colonial Terrace ...

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.

  • Ellendale Forge [Dauphin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellendale Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellendale Forge
    • Ellendale Forge [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Colonial Terrace
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellendale Forge
  • Fox Chase [Dauphin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Chase
    • Fox Chase [Dauphin County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Colonial Terrace
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Chase
  • Haven Croft [Dauphin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haven Croft have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haven Croft
    • Haven Croft [Dauphin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Colonial Terrace
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haven Croft
  • Hillymeade [Dauphin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillymeade have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillymeade
    • Hillymeade [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Colonial Terrace
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillymeade
  • Continue List   (16 more) ...
    • Holiday Park [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Park
      • Holiday Park [Dauphin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Colonial Terrace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Park
    • Kent Gardens [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent Gardens
      • Kent Gardens [Dauphin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Colonial Terrace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent Gardens
    • Lakeview Heights [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Heights
      • Lakeview Heights [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Colonial Terrace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Heights
    • Locust Lane Gardens [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Lane Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Lane Gardens
      • Locust Lane Gardens [Dauphin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Colonial Terrace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Lane Gardens
    • Mountain View [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Dauphin County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Colonial Terrace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Piketown [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piketown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piketown
      • Piketown [Dauphin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Colonial Terrace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piketown
    • Pleasant Hills [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hills
      • Pleasant Hills [Dauphin County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Colonial Terrace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hills
    • Poplar Gardens [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Gardens
      • Poplar Gardens [Dauphin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Colonial Terrace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Gardens
    • Progress [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Progress have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Progress
      • Progress [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Colonial Terrace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Progress
    • Ridgeview [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeview
      • Ridgeview [Dauphin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Colonial Terrace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
    • Ritzie Village [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ritzie Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ritzie Village
      • Ritzie Village [Dauphin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Colonial Terrace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ritzie Village
    • Rustic Hills [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rustic Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rustic Hills
      • Rustic Hills [Dauphin County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Colonial Terrace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rustic Hills
    • Skyline View [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyline View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyline View
      • Skyline View [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Colonial Terrace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyline View
    • Spring Valley [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Colonial Terrace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Twin Lakes [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
      • Twin Lakes [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Colonial Terrace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes
    • Twin Lakes Park [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes Park
      • Twin Lakes Park [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Colonial Terrace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes Park

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 Terrace. 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.

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    • Walter C. 'Walt' Brown     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Springfield (New York) on Saturday December 30, 1911 and died in Carlisle (Pennsylvania) on Sunday July 29, 1951 at the age of 39. He is buried at St. Charles RC Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Carlisle is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Colonial Terrace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter C. 'Walt' Brown<4>
    • Samuel Byrem 'Red' Crane     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) on Thursday September 13, 1894 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday November 12, 1955 at the age of 61. He is buried at Hillside Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Harrisburg is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Colonial Terrace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Byrem 'Red' Crane<4>
    • Sheila Darcy     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in York (Pennsylvania) on Saturday August 8, 1914 and died in San Diego (California) on Friday February 27, 2004 at the age of 89. She is buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • York is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Colonial Terrace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sheila Darcy<4>
    • G. Alan Dawson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Marietta (Pennsylvania) on Sunday July 14, 1929 and died in Lexington (Massachusetts) on Friday February 23, 1996 at the age of 66. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Marietta is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Colonial Terrace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: G. Alan Dawson<4>
    • William Harrison 'Billy' Myers     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Enola (Pennsylvania) on Sunday August 14, 1910 and died in Carlisle (Pennsylvania) on Monday April 10, 1995 at the age of 84.
      • Enola is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Colonial Terrace.
      • Carlisle is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Colonial Terrace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Harrison 'Billy' Myers<4>
    • Kenneth David 'Ken' Raffensberger     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in York (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 8, 1917 and died in York (Pennsylvania) on Sunday November 10, 2002 at the age of 85. He is buried at Mt. Rose Cemetery (York County, Pennsylvania).
      • York is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Colonial Terrace.
      • York is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Colonial Terrace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth David 'Ken' Raffensberger<4>
    • Fran Rogel     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in North Braddock (Pennsylvania) on Monday December 12, 1927 and died in Richland (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 3, 2002 at the age of 74. He is buried at All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Richland is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Colonial Terrace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fran Rogel<4>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Colonial Terrace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Scheib<4>
    • Helen Twelvetrees     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in New York (New York) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Middletown (Pennsylvania) on Thursday February 13, 1958 at the age of 49. She is buried at Middletown Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Middletown is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Colonial Terrace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Twelvetrees<4>
    • Victor Woodrow 'Vic' Wertz     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in York (Pennsylvania) on Monday February 9, 1925 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Thursday July 7, 1983 at the age of 58. He is buried at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery (Oakland County, Michigan).
      • York is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Colonial Terrace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Victor Woodrow 'Vic' Wertz<4>
    • Lewis De Witt 'Snake' Wiltse     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bouckville (New York) on Tueday December 5, 1871 and died in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) on Saturday August 25, 1928 at the age of 56. He is buried at Paxtang Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Harrisburg is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Colonial Terrace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lewis De Witt 'Snake' Wiltse<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Harrisburg, which is the Seat of Dauphin County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies just to the southwest (SW).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 100 miles [160.9 km]<2> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Colonial Terrace to White House, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,827 miles [9,377.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,537 miles [10,520.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,413 miles [7,102 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Terrace 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.
<2>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- Colonial Terrace) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colonial Terrace. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3418, Longitude: -76.8064       In this case, the coordinates for Colonial Terrace have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Terrace to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.65 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.392 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.044 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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