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1890 Communities Near Collins ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Collins in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Collins.

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Adelia   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Adelia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) from Collins
 - Adelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Bomar   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Collins
 - Bomar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Borden Springs   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Borden Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Centre   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 347 people (with 3,570 people in 2015)
 - Centre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coat's Bend   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 247 people
 - Coat's Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coloma   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Coloma was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Coloma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Colvins Gap   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Collins
 - Colvins Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Duke   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
 
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Exie   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Collins
 - Exie had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Gnatville   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Gnatville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grantley   (Cleburne County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Collins
 - Grantley had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Hokes Bluff   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,301 people in 2015)
 - Hokes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Jacksonville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 12,222 people in 2015)
 - Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
 
Jenkins   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Collins
 - Jenkins had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Ladiga   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Ladiga had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laney   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Collins
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
 
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Mack   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Collins
 - Mack had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maple Grove   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Maple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Merrellton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Collins
 - Merrellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moshat   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Collins
 - Moshat had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Nances Creek   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Collins
 - Nances Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Oak Hill   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Oak Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Collins
 - Oak Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
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Piedmont   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 711 people (with 4,714 people in 2015)
 - Piedmont had railroad service and no post office
 
Plano   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Gap   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Collins
 - Pleasant Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Reaves   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Collins
 - Reaves had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ricks   (Cherokee County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Ricks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Ricks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Run   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Rock Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Run Station   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Collins
 - Rock Run Station had a post office and no railroad service
 
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Spring Garden   (Cherokee County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Collins
 - Spring Garden had a post office and railroad service
 
Sulphur Springs   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Collins
 - Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office
 
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White Plains   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - White Plains had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Collins, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Collins. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Collins) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Collins. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Collins

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Collins. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9565, Longitude: -85.7069     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Collins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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