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Collins, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Collins.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Collins to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Collins to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Collins to:

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Collins to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,561 miles [10,558.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,271 miles [11,701.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,147 miles [8,283.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Collins ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Collins.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Collins. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 40 communities in the United States and Canada - with 40 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Drew County

Our profile page for Collins, Drew County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the West

California

Fresno County

Our profile page for Collins, Fresno County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,849 miles [2,975.7 km] to the West Northwest

Napa County

Our profile page for Collins, Napa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,990 miles [3,202.6 km] to the West Northwest

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Collins, San Bernardino County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,752 miles [2,819.6 km] to the West

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Collins, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Columbia County

Our profile page for Collins, Columbia County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Columbia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tattnall County

Our profile page for Collins, Tattnall County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Collins, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,524 miles [2,452.6 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Kankakee County

Our profile page for Collins, Kankakee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the North

Randolph County

Our profile page for Collins, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the North Northwest

Will County

Our profile page for Collins, Will County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Will County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Collins, Winnebago County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Winnebago County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Indiana

Whitley County

Our profile page for Collins, Whitley County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the North

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Iowa

Story County

Our profile page for Collins, Story County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Pike County

Our profile page for Collins, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

Morehouse Parish

Our profile page for Collins, Morehouse Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Morehouse Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Collins, Aroostook County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Aroostook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Collins, Hampden County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hampden County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Ionia County

Our profile page for Collins, Ionia County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the North

Oceana County

Our profile page for Collins, Oceana County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Oceana County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Covington County

Our profile page for Collins, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Collins, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Teton County

Our profile page for Collins, Teton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,628 miles [2,620 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Scotts Bluff County

Our profile page for Collins, Scotts Bluff County
This community is historic.
Although located in Scotts Bluff County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Collins, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Burke County

Our profile page for Collins, Burke County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Huron County

Our profile page for Collins, Huron County   [Map]
Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Collins   [Map]
Distance: About 1,169 miles [1,881.3 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Collins, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Chester County

Our profile page for Collins, Chester County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Chester County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Tennessee

Grundy County

Our profile page for Collins, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the North Northeast

Hawkins County

Our profile page for Collins, Hawkins County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hawkins County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Jasper County

Our profile page for Collins, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the West Southwest

Nueces County

Our profile page for Collins, Nueces County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Nueces County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Caroline County

Our profile page for Collins, Caroline County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Caroline County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Collins, Raleigh County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Raleigh County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Wisconsin

Manitowoc County

Our profile page for Collins, Manitowoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the North

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Wyoming

Albany County

Our profile page for Collins, Albany County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,176 miles [1,892.6 km] to the West Northwest

Carbon County

Our profile page for Collins, Carbon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Carbon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Laramie County

Our profile page for Collins, Laramie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Laramie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting 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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<2>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.

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<3>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 Collins to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.769 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.385 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.377 degrees.

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<7>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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<8>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Collins.



 
 
 

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