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Welcome to Colleen ...

Colleen is located in Nelson County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Colleen, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

Colleen is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Colleen lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Colleen is within the boundaries of the (434) area code.

Communities near Colleen ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Colleen.

  • Amherst
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Jonesboro
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesboro
    • Jonesboro is located in Nelson County
  • Shipman
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shipman
    • Shipman is located in Nelson County
  • Massies Mill
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Massies Mill
    • Massies Mill is located in Nelson County
  • New Glasgow
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Glasgow
    • New Glasgow is located in Amherst County
  • Buffalo Springs
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Springs
    • Buffalo Springs is located in Nelson County
  • Lowesville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Old Myndus
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Myndus
    • Old Myndus is located in Nelson County
  • Monitor
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monitor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monitor
    • Monitor is located in Amherst County
  • Rockfish
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockfish
    • Rockfish is located in Nelson County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Colleen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Colleen.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Colleen. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Colleen.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Colleen. See our Newspapers Page for Colleen.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Colleen ...

Looking for more information about Colleen? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Colleen, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Colleen.

Adding Colleen to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Colleen in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Colleen was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Colleen post office opened in 1888.

We also found Colleen in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Colleen.

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

The official website for Nelson County: www.nelsoncounty.com/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Nelson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colleen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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