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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 Woods, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Colonial Woods 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 Woods:
    • 40.184536, -76.828027
    • 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 Woods
  • 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 Woods ...

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

Within Pennsylvania, the name Colonial Woods is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Colonial Woods is located in New Castle County and lies 72 miles [115.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Colonial Woods that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Woods
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Colonial Woods.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Colonial Woods is located in Hillsborough County and lies 890 miles [1,432.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Colonial Woods that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Woods
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Colonial Woods.
    • North Carolina
      • Edgecombe County
      • This Colonial Woods is located in Edgecombe County and lies 298 miles [479.6 km]<1> to the south of the Colonial Woods that is located in York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Woods
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edgecombe County community of Colonial Woods.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Colonial Woods ...

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.

  • Bass Lake [York County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bass Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bass Lake
    • Bass Lake [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Colonial Woods
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bass Lake
  • Bunches [York County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunches have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunches
    • Bunches [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Colonial Woods
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunches
  • Cedar Cliff [Cumberland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Cliff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Cliff
    • Cedar Cliff [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Colonial Woods
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Cliff
  • Cedar Point [York County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Point
    • Cedar Point [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Colonial Woods
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Point
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Cherry Hill [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Hill
      • Cherry Hill [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Colonial Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Hill
    • Ebenezer [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
      • Ebenezer [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Colonial Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
    • Frogtown [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frogtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frogtown
      • Frogtown [York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Colonial Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frogtown
    • Harvest Hills [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvest Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvest Hills
      • Harvest Hills [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Colonial Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvest Hills
    • Highspire [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highspire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highspire
      • Highspire [Dauphin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Colonial Woods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,373 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highspire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highspire<3>
    • Lewisberry [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisberry
      • Lewisberry [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Colonial Woods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisberry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisberry<3>
    • Lower Allen [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Allen
      • Lower Allen [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Colonial Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Allen
    • Marsh Run [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marsh Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marsh Run
      • Marsh Run [York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Colonial Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marsh Run
    • Quaker Village [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Village
      • Quaker Village [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Colonial Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Village
    • Ramblewood [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramblewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramblewood
      • Ramblewood [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Colonial Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramblewood
    • Timber Ridge [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Ridge
      • Timber Ridge [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Colonial Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Ridge
    • Valley Green [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Green
      • Valley Green [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Colonial Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Green
    • Woodside [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Colonial Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodside

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 Woods. 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Colonial Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter C. 'Walt' Brown<4>
    • Lydia Bruce     (Actress, dancer)
      • Actress, dancer. She was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Thursday January 8, 1931 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 7, 2008 at the age of 77. She is buried at Pine Grove Cemetery (Strafford County, New Hampshire).
      • Lancaster is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Colonial Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lydia Bruce<4>
    • James Buchanan     (15th President of the US (1857 - 1861))
      • 15th President of the US (1857 - 1861). He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at the age of 77. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Colonial Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Colonial Woods.
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Colonial Woods.
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Colonial Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: G. Alan Dawson<4>
    • Charles Demuth     (Painter)
      • Painter. He was born in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 8, 1883 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 24, 1935 at the age of 51. He is buried at Lancaster Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Colonial Woods.
      • Lancaster is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Colonial Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Demuth<4>
    • Jacob Eichholtz     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Saturday November 2, 1776 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 10, 1842 at the age of 65. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Colonial Woods.
      • Lancaster is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Colonial Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacob Eichholtz<4>
    • Henry Luther 'Hinkey' Haines     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Red Lion (Pennsylvania) on Friday December 23, 1898 and died in Sharon Hill (Pennsylvania) on Tueday January 9, 1979 at the age of 80. He is buried at Middletown Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Red Lion is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Colonial Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Luther 'Hinkey' Haines<4>
    • Hinkey Haines     (Major League Baseball, professional football)
      • Major League Baseball, professional football. He was born in Red Lion (Pennsylvania) on Friday December 23, 1898 and died in Sharon Hill (Pennsylvania) on Tueday January 9, 1979 at the age of 80. He is buried at Middletown Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Red Lion is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Colonial Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hinkey Haines<4>
    • Cameron Mitchell     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Dallastown (Pennsylvania) on Monday November 4, 1918 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Thursday July 7, 1994 at the age of 75. He is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Dallastown is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Colonial Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cameron Mitchell<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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Colonial Woods.
      • Carlisle is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Colonial Woods.
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Colonial Woods.
      • York is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Colonial Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth David 'Ken' Raffensberger<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • York, which is the Seat of York County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Colonial Woods to York, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies just to the north northwest (NNW).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 89 miles [143.2 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,834 miles [9,388.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,544 miles [10,531.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,420 miles [7,113.3 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 Woods. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for York County: www.york-county.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Colonial Woods) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colonial Woods. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1845, Longitude: -76.8280       In this case, the coordinates for Colonial Woods 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Woods 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 307.675 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.396 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.117 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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