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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 Colony, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Colony 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 Colony:
    • 44.869987, -104.155218
    • 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 Colony
  • 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 Colony ...

We have found twenty communities that share the name Colony.

Within Wyoming, the name Colony is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cullman County
      • This Colony is located in Cullman County and lies 1,185 miles [1,907.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Colony that is located in Crook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cullman County community of Colony.
      • Talladega County
      • This Colony is located in Talladega County and lies 1,232 miles [1,982.7 km] to the southeast of the Colony that is located in Crook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talladega County community of Colony.
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Colony [Tuscaloosa County].
    • Georgia
      • Baldwin County
      • This Colony is located in Baldwin County and lies 1,384 miles [2,227.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Colony that is located in Crook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baldwin County community of Colony.
    • Kansas
      • Anderson County
      • This Colony is located in Anderson County and lies 652 miles [1,049.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Colony that is located in Crook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Colony.
      • Norton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Colony [Norton County].
    • Kentucky
      • Fayette County
      • This Colony is located in Fayette County and lies 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Colony that is located in Crook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Colony.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Colony is located in Baltimore County and lies 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km]<1> to the east of the Colony that is located in Crook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Colony.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Colony is located in Montgomery County and lies 1,427 miles [2,296.5 km] to the east of the Colony that is located in Crook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Colony.
    • Missouri
      • Knox County
      • This Colony is located in Knox County and lies 694 miles [1,116.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Colony that is located in Crook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Colony.
    • Nevada
      • Lyon County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lyon County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lyon County community of Colony.
    • Oklahoma
      • Washita County
      • This Colony is located in Washita County and lies 717 miles [1,153.9 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Colony that is located in Crook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washita County community of Colony.
    • South Carolina
      • Aiken County
      • This Colony is located in Aiken County and lies 1,414 miles [2,275.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Colony that is located in Crook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aiken County community of Colony.
    • Texas
      • Blanco County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Blanco County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blanco County community of Colony.
      • Denton County
      • This Colony is located in Denton County and lies 900 miles [1,448.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Colony that is located in Crook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Denton County community of Colony.
      • Fayette County
      • This Colony is located in Fayette County and lies 1,109 miles [1,784.8 km] to the south southeast of the Colony that is located in Crook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Colony.
      • Rains County
      • This Colony is located in Rains County and lies 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the south southeast of the Colony that is located in Crook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rains County community of Colony.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This Colony is located in Weber County and lies 465 miles [748.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Colony that is located in Crook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Colony.
    • Virginia
      • Amherst County
      • This Colony is located in Amherst County and lies 1,393 miles [2,241.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Colony that is located in Crook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amherst County community of Colony.
      • James City County
      • This Colony is located in James City County and lies 1,512 miles [2,433.3 km] to the east of the Colony that is located in Crook County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the James City County community of Colony.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Colony ...

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.

  • Aladdin [Crook County]
  • Devils Tower [Crook County]
  • Fruitdale [Butte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitdale
    • Fruitdale [Butte County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Colony
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitdale have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fruitdale<4>
  • Jolly [Butte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jolly
    • Jolly [Butte County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Colony
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jolly have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jolly
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Jolly Dump [Butte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jolly Dump
      • Jolly Dump [Butte County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Colony
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jolly Dump have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jolly Dump
    • Ragged Top [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ragged Top
      • Ragged Top [Lawrence County] was located 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Colony
      • Estimated population in 2014: 73 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ragged Top have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Spearfish [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spearfish
      • Spearfish [Lawrence County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Colony
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spearfish have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spearfish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spearfish<4>
    • Sundance [Crook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundance
      • Sundance [Crook County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Colony
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sundance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sundance<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Sundance, which is the Seat of Crook County and lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Colony to Sundance, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 260 miles [418.4 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,446 miles [2,327.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 57 days and walking would take 83 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,554 miles [10,547.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,320 miles [11,780.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,276 miles [8,490.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Colony) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colony. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8700, Longitude: -104.1552       In this case, the coordinates for Colony have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Colony 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.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Colony, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 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.
<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 Colony 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 326.263 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.282 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.795 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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