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

  • 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 Colyer:
    • 40.784231, -77.675831
    • 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 Colyer
  • 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 Colyer ...

We have found three communities that share the name Colyer.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Colyer is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Tehama 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 California community of Colyer [Tehama County].
    • Kansas
      • Trego 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 Kansas community of Colyer [Trego County].
    • Kentucky
      • Madison 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 Colyer [Madison County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Colyer ...

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.

  • Beaverdam [Centre County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverdam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverdam
    • Beaverdam [Centre County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Colyer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverdam
  • Dale Summit [Centre County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale Summit
    • Dale Summit [Centre County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Colyer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale Summit
  • Farmers Mills [Centre County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmers Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmers Mills
    • Farmers Mills [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Colyer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmers Mills
  • Fruittown [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruittown
    • Fruittown [Centre County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the southeast of Colyer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruittown
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Garden View [Mifflin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden View
      • Garden View [Mifflin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Colyer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden View
    • Locust Grove [Centre County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
      • Locust Grove [Centre County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Colyer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
    • Mount Pleasant [Mifflin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Mifflin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Colyer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Oak Hall [Centre County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hall
      • Oak Hall [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Colyer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hall
    • Panorama Village [Centre County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panorama Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panorama Village
      • Panorama Village [Centre County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Colyer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panorama Village
    • Peru [Centre County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
      • Peru [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Colyer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru
    • Pleasant Gap [Centre County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Gap
      • Pleasant Gap [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Colyer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Gap<4>
    • Potters Mills [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potters Mills
      • Potters Mills [Centre County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the east of Colyer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potters Mills
    • Red Mill [Centre County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mill
      • Red Mill [Centre County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northeast of Colyer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Mill
    • Shingletown [Centre County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shingletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shingletown
      • Shingletown [Centre County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Colyer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shingletown
    • Spring Mills [Centre County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Mills
      • Spring Mills [Centre County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Colyer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Mills<4>

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 Colyer. 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Colyer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Grey Barnard<5>
    • Dr. Ferdinand Graft Brickwedde     (Scientist)
    • Robert A. 'Bob, the Hig' Higgins     (Professional football)
    • John French Sloan     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Lock Haven (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 2, 1871 and died in Hanover (New Hampshire) on Friday September 7, 1951 at the age of 80.
      • Lock Haven is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Colyer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John French Sloan<5>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Colyer.
      • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Colyer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myles Lewis 'Duck Eye' Thomas<5>

How Far From Colyer to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bellefonte, which is the Seat of Centre County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Colyer to Bellefonte, 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 54 miles [86.9 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 134 miles [215.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,844 miles [9,405 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,558 miles [10,554.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,434 miles [7,135.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Centre County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Colyer. 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Colyer 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>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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Colyer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colyer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7842, Longitude: -77.6758       In this case, the coordinates for Colyer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Colyer 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 308.143 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.019 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.251 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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