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Collins, Alabama
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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>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Collins had railroad service and no post office.

Adger   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) from Collins
 - Adger had a post office and railroad service
 
Bessemer   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 4,544 people (with 26,730 people in 2015)
 - Bessemer had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Creek Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Collins
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Brickyard Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Collins
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Bullard Shoals   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bullard Shoals was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Collins
 - Bullard Shoals had railroad service and no post office
 
Chinn   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Collins
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Collins
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duncan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Collins
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Ensley   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Collins
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
 
Hillman   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Collins
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Ishkooda   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Collins
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
 
McAdory   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Collins
 - McAdory had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Morgan   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Collins
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Collins
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Powderly   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Collins
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pratt Mines   (Jefferson County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sandusky   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Collins
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sloss   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Collins
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Spaulding   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Collins
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
 
Thomas   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Collins
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
 
Ware   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Collins
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodward Junction   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Collins
 - Woodward Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Wylam   (Jefferson County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Collins
 - Wylam had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Collins. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Collins) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Collins. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4465, Longitude: -86.9644     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Collins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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