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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 The Colony at Valley Forge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to The Colony at Valley Forge and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
    • Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
    • The National Weather Service forecast for The Colony at Valley Forge
  • 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 The Colony at Valley Forge:
    • 40.147200, -75.449900
    • 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 The Colony at Valley Forge
  • 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 The Colony at Valley Forge ...

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.

  • Audubon [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Audubon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Audubon
    • Audubon [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of The Colony at Valley Forge
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Audubon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Audubon<3>
  • Bull Tavern [Chester County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bull Tavern have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull Tavern
    • Bull Tavern [Chester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of The Colony at Valley Forge
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bull Tavern
  • Collegeville [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collegeville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collegeville
    • Collegeville [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of The Colony at Valley Forge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,174 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collegeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collegeville<3>
  • Colony Arms [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colony Arms have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colony Arms
    • Colony Arms [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of The Colony at Valley Forge
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony Arms
  • Continue List   (21 more) ...
    • Corner Store [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corner Store have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corner Store
      • Corner Store [Chester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corner Store
    • Eagleville [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagleville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagleville
      • Eagleville [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagleville<3>
    • Freedom View [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freedom View have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom View
      • Freedom View [Chester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom View
    • Green Tree [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Tree
      • Green Tree [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Tree
    • Mews at Valley Forge [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mews at Valley Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mews at Valley Forge
      • Mews at Valley Forge [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mews at Valley Forge
    • Oaks [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oaks
      • Oaks [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oaks<3>
    • Powderhorn Knoll [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powderhorn Knoll have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powderhorn Knoll
      • Powderhorn Knoll [Chester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powderhorn Knoll
    • Providence Crossing [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence Crossing
      • Providence Crossing [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence Crossing
    • Providence Green [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence Green have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence Green
      • Providence Green [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence Green
    • Providence Meadows [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence Meadows
      • Providence Meadows [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence Meadows
    • Providence Oaks [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence Oaks
      • Providence Oaks [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence Oaks
    • Providence Ridge [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence Ridge
      • Providence Ridge [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence Ridge
    • Providence View [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence View have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence View
      • Providence View [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence View
    • Rivers Bend [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivers Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivers Bend
      • Rivers Bend [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivers Bend
    • Riverwalk [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverwalk
      • Riverwalk [Chester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverwalk
    • Sugar Hill Farms [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Hill Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill Farms
      • Sugar Hill Farms [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill Farms
    • Sunnyside Farms [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside Farms
      • Sunnyside Farms [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside Farms
    • Sunwood Farm [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunwood Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunwood Farm
      • Sunwood Farm [Chester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunwood Farm
    • Trooper [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trooper have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trooper
      • Trooper [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trooper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trooper<3>
    • Winding River [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winding River have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winding River
      • Winding River [Chester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winding River
    • Wooded Glen [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wooded Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wooded Glen
      • Wooded Glen [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of The Colony at Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wooded Glen

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 The Colony at Valley Forge. 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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    • Coit Albertson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 14, 1880 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday December 13, 1953 at the age of 73. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Reading is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of The Colony at Valley Forge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coit Albertson<4>
    • Lloyd Alexander     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday January 30, 1924 and died in Drexel Hill (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 17, 2007 at the age of 83. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Philadelphia is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of The Colony at Valley Forge.
      • Drexel Hill is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of The Colony at Valley Forge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Alexander<4>
    • Paul Althouse     (Opera singer)
      • Opera singer. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Monday December 2, 1889 and died in New York (New York) on Monday February 15, 1954 at the age of 64. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Reading is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of The Colony at Valley Forge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Althouse<4>
    • William Law Anderson     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in North Berwick (Scotland) on Tueday October 21, 1879 and died in Chestnut Hill (Pennsylvania) on Tueday October 25, 1910 at the age of 31. He is buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Chestnut Hill is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of The Colony at Valley Forge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Law Anderson<4>
    • Hobart 'Hobey' Amory Hare Baker     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Bala-Cynwyd (Pennsylvania) on Friday January 15, 1892 and died in Toul (France) on Saturday December 21, 1918 at the age of 26. He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Bala-Cynwyd is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of The Colony at Valley Forge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hobart 'Hobey' Amory Hare Baker<4>
    • Samuel Barber     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in West Chester (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday March 9, 1910 and died in New York (New York) on Friday January 23, 1981 at the age of 70. He is buried at Oaklands Cemetery (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • West Chester is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of The Colony at Valley Forge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Barber<4>
    • James Barton     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Gloucester City (New Jersey) on Saturday November 1, 1890 and died in Mineola (New York) on Wednesday December 19, 1962 at the age of 72. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Gloucester City is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of The Colony at Valley Forge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Barton<4>
    • Charles J. Bastian     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 4, 1860 and died in Pennsauken (New Jersey) on Monday January 18, 1932 at the age of 71. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Philadelphia is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of The Colony at Valley Forge.
      • Pennsauken is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of The Colony at Valley Forge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles J. Bastian<4>
    • Daniel Boone     (Frontiersman)
      • Frontiersman. He was born in Birdsboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 2, 1734 and died in Defiance (Missouri) on Tueday September 26, 1820 at the age of 85. He is buried at Frankfort Cemetery (Franklin County, Kentucky).
      • Birdsboro is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of The Colony at Valley Forge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daniel Boone<4>
    • Joseph Emley Borden     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Jacobstown (New Jersey) on Tueday May 9, 1854 and died in Yeadon (Pennsylvania) on Monday October 14, 1929 at the age of 75. He is buried at Oaklands Cemetery (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • Yeadon is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of The Colony at Valley Forge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Emley Borden<4>
    • Peter Boyle     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Norristown (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 18, 1935 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday December 12, 2006 at the age of 71. He is buried at Green River Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Norristown is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of The Colony at Valley Forge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Boyle<4>
    • George Washington Bradley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Saturday July 13, 1850 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 2, 1931 at the age of 81. He is buried at Northwood Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Reading is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of The Colony at Valley Forge.
      • Philadelphia is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of The Colony at Valley Forge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Bradley<4>
    • Carroll William Brown     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Woodbury (New Jersey) on Wednesday February 2, 1887 and died in Burlington (New Jersey) on Tueday February 8, 1977 at the age of 90. He is buried at Laurel Memorial Park (Atlantic County, New Jersey).
      • Woodbury is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of The Colony at Valley Forge.
      • Burlington is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the east of The Colony at Valley Forge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carroll William Brown<4>

How Far From The Colony at Valley Forge 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 The Colony at Valley Forge to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in The Colony at Valley Forge and extending to:

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    • Norristown, which is the Seat of Montgomery County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 76 miles [122.3 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from The Colony at Valley Forge to Harrisburg, 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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 120 miles [193.1 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,778 miles [9,298.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,485 miles [10,436.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,361 miles [7,018.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Montgomery County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for The Colony at Valley Forge. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montcopa.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- The Colony at Valley Forge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Colony at Valley Forge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1472, Longitude: -75.4499       In this case, the coordinates for The Colony at Valley Forge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 The Colony at Valley Forge 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 306.856 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.461 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.535 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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