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Collins, Alabama
(Calhoun County)

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Welcome to Collins ...

So far, we have found very little information about Collins. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Collins to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Collins, please Contact Us.

Collins would have been located within present day Calhoun County.

The location of Collins has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Collins is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Collins was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Collins (for example, toward Cedartown (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The location where Collins once stood is in the (256) and (938)<4> area codes.

Communities Also Named Collins ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Alabama communities named Collins: This one is located in Calhoun County and the other is located in Jefferson County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 41 communities that are also named Collins - they are located in Arkansas, California (3), Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois (4), Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Collins.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Collins. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Collins. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Collins.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Collins:

Communities near Collins ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Gadsden   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the West (W) of Collins

Located in Etowah County

Jacksonville   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of Collins

Rainbow City   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Collins

Located in Etowah County

Southside   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Collins

Located in Etowah County

Glencoe   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Collins

Located in Etowah County

Piedmont   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of Collins

Hokes Bluff   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of Collins

Located in Etowah County

Centre   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Collins

Located in Cherokee County

Weaver   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Collins

Cedar Bluff   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Collins

Located in Cherokee County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Collins.

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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.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Collins - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Collins) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Collins. The point we use 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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