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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 Colza, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Colza 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 Colza:
    • 41.915334, -79.605329
    • 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 Colza
  • 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 Colza ...

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.

  • Bear Lake [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Lake
    • Bear Lake [Warren County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Colza
    • Estimated population in 2019: 155 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bear Lake<2>
  • Beaver Dam [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Dam
    • Beaver Dam [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Colza
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Dam
  • Columbus [Warren County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
    • Columbus [Warren County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Colza
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<2>
  • Cutting [Chautauqua County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutting have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutting
    • Cutting [Chautauqua County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Colza
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutting
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    • Five Points [Erie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
      • Five Points [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Colza
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
    • Hatchtown [Crawford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatchtown
      • Hatchtown [Crawford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Colza
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatchtown
    • Horn Siding [Warren County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horn Siding have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horn Siding
      • Horn Siding [Warren County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Colza
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horn Siding
    • Lottsville [Warren County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lottsville
      • Lottsville [Warren County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Colza
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lottsville
    • Ranges Corners [Erie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranges Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranges Corners
      • Ranges Corners [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Colza
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranges Corners
    • Spring Creek [Warren County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek
      • Spring Creek [Warren County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Colza
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Creek<2>

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 Colza. 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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    • Hugh Carpenter Bedient     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gerry (New York) on Wednesday October 23, 1889 and died in Jamestown (New York) on Wednesday July 21, 1965 at the age of 75. He is buried at Levant Cemetery (Chautauqua County, New York).
      • Gerry is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Colza.
      • Jamestown is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Colza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Carpenter Bedient<4>
    • Louie Bierbauer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Erie (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 23, 1865 and died in Erie (Pennsylvania) on Sunday January 31, 1926 at the age of 60. He is buried at Erie Cemetery (Erie County, Pennsylvania).
      • Erie is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Colza.
      • Erie is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Colza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louie Bierbauer<4>
    • Edgar Leander Cushman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Eagleville (Ohio) on Saturday March 27, 1852 and died in Erie (Pennsylvania) on Sunday September 26, 1915 at the age of 63. He is buried at Erie Cemetery (Erie County, Pennsylvania).
      • Erie is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Colza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edgar Leander Cushman<4>
    • William E. 'Wild Bill' Donovan     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lawrence (Massachusetts) on Friday October 13, 1876 and died in Forsyth (New York) on Sunday December 9, 1923 at the age of 47. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Forsyth is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Colza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William E. 'Wild Bill' Donovan<4>
    • Eric George 'The Swatting Swede' Erickson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Vargarda (Sweden) on Sunday March 13, 1892 and died in Jamestown (New York) on Wednesday May 19, 1965 at the age of 73.
      • Jamestown is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Colza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eric George 'The Swatting Swede' Erickson<4>
    • William Drapper Harkins     (Scientist)
      • Scientist. He was born in Titusville (Pennsylvania) on Sunday December 28, 1873 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday March 7, 1951 at the age of 77. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Titusville is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Colza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Drapper Harkins<4>
    • Guy Jackson Hecker     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Youngsville (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 3, 1856 and died in Wooster (Ohio) on Saturday December 3, 1938 at the age of 82.
      • Youngsville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Colza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Jackson Hecker<4>
    • Samuel 'The Jet' Jethroe     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in East Saint Louis (Illinois) on Tueday January 20, 1920 and died in Erie (Pennsylvania) on Saturday June 16, 2001 at the age of 81. He is buried at Erie Cemetery (Erie County, Pennsylvania).
      • Erie is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Colza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel 'The Jet' Jethroe<4>
    • Harry Kellar     (Magician)
      • Magician. He was born in Erie (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 11, 1849 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday March 10, 1922 at the age of 72. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Erie is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Colza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Kellar<4>
    • Thomas Leach     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in French Creek (New York) on Sunday November 4, 1877 and died in Haines City (Florida) on Monday September 29, 1969 at the age of 91. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Polk County, Florida).
      • French Creek is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Colza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Leach<4>
    • Sherwood Robert 'Sherry' Magee     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Clarendon (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 6, 1884 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday March 13, 1929 at the age of 44. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Clarendon is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Colza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sherwood Robert 'Sherry' Magee<4>
    • Edward Caleb Randall     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Ripley (New York) on Thursday July 19, 1860 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Wednesday July 3, 1935 at the age of 75. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Ripley is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Colza.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Caleb Randall<4>

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

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

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    • Warren, which is the Seat of Warren County and lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Colza to Warren, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 181 miles [291.3 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 248 miles [399.1 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,873 miles [9,451.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,596 miles [10,615.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,472 miles [7,197 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 Colza. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Colza) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colza. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9153, Longitude: -79.6053       In this case, the coordinates for Colza have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Colza 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 309.257 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.456 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.69 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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