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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 Collins, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Collins 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 Collins:
    • 31.646964, -89.566918
    • 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 Collins
  • 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 Collins ...

We found 41 communities that share the name Collins.

Within Mississippi, the name Collins is unique.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 41 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 41 communities, 40 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Calhoun County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Collins [Calhoun County].
      • Jefferson County
      • This Collins is located in Jefferson County and lies 195 miles [313.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Collins.
    • Arkansas
      • Drew County
      • This Collins is located in Drew County and lies 174 miles [280 km]<2> to the northwest of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Drew County community of Collins.
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Collins [Fresno County].
      • Napa County
      • This Collins is located in Napa County and lies 1,894 miles [3,048.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Napa County community of Collins.
      • San Bernardino County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Collins [San Bernardino County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Collins is located in Hillsborough County and lies 496 miles [798.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Collins.
    • Georgia
      • Columbia County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Collins [Columbia County].
      • Tattnall County
      • This Collins is located in Tattnall County and lies 438 miles [704.9 km]<2> to the east of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tattnall County community of Collins.
    • Idaho
      • Bingham County
      • This Collins is located in Bingham County and lies 1,476 miles [2,375.4 km]<2> to the northwest of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bingham County community of Collins.
    • Illinois
      • Kankakee County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Collins [Kankakee County].
      • Randolph County
      • This Collins is located in Randolph County and lies 440 miles [708.1 km]<2> to the north of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Collins.
      • Will County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Collins [Will County].
      • Winnebago County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Collins [Winnebago County].
    • Indiana
      • Whitley County
      • This Collins is located in Whitley County and lies 698 miles [1,123.3 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitley County community of Collins.
    • Iowa
      • Story County
      • This Collins is located in Story County and lies 737 miles [1,186.1 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Story County community of Collins.
    • Kentucky
      • Pike County
      • This Collins is located in Pike County and lies 564 miles [907.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Collins.
    • Louisiana
      • Morehouse Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Collins [Morehouse Parish].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Collins [Aroostook County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampden County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Massachusetts community of Collins [Hampden County].
    • Michigan
      • Ionia County
      • This Collins is located in Ionia County and lies 819 miles [1,318.1 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ionia County community of Collins.
      • Oceana County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Collins [Oceana County].
    • Missouri
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Collins is located in Saint Clair County and lies 488 miles [785.4 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Collins.
    • Montana
      • Teton County
      • This Collins is located in Teton County and lies 1,618 miles [2,603.9 km]<2> to the northwest of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Teton County community of Collins.
    • Nebraska
      • Scotts Bluff County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Scotts Bluff County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scotts Bluff County community of Collins.
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • This Collins is located in Erie County and lies 949 miles [1,527.3 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Collins.
    • North Carolina
      • Burke County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Collins [Burke County].
    • Ohio
      • Huron County
      • This Collins is located in Huron County and lies 770 miles [1,239.2 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huron County community of Collins.
    • Ontario
      • This Collins lies 1,286 miles [2,069.6 km]<2> to the north of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster County
      • This Collins is located in Lancaster County and lies 941 miles [1,514.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Collins.
    • South Carolina
      • Chester County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Collins [Chester County].
    • Tennessee
      • Grundy County
      • This Collins is located in Grundy County and lies 345 miles [555.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grundy County community of Collins.
      • Hawkins County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Collins [Hawkins County].
    • Texas
      • Jasper County
      • This Collins is located in Jasper County and lies 263 miles [423.3 km]<2> to the west of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Collins.
      • Nueces County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Collins [Nueces County].
    • Virginia
      • Caroline County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Collins [Caroline County].
    • West Virginia
      • Raleigh County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Collins [Raleigh County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Manitowoc County
      • This Collins is located in Manitowoc County and lies 863 miles [1,388.9 km]<2> to the north of the Collins that is located in Covington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manitowoc County community of Collins.
    • Wyoming
      • Albany County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming community of Collins [Albany County].
      • Carbon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming community of Collins [Carbon County].
      • Laramie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming community of Collins [Laramie County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Collins ...

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.

  • Cold Springs
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Springs
    • Cold Springs is located in Covington County
  • Liberty
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty is located in Covington County
  • Mount Horeb
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Horeb have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Horeb
    • Mount Horeb is located in Covington County
  • Providence
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
    • Providence is located in Covington County
  • Rock Hill
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
    • Rock Hill is located in Covington County
  • Station Creek
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Station Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Station Creek
    • Station Creek is located in Covington County
  • Sunset
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
    • Sunset is located in Covington County
  • Willowtown
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowtown
    • Willowtown is located in Covington County

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

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

  • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 57 miles [91.7 km]<2> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Collins to Jackson, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,757 miles [10,874.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,466 miles [12,015.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,343 miles [8,598.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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 State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Collins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6470, Longitude: -89.5669       In this case, the coordinates for Collins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Collins 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.
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.199 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.797 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.756 degrees.









 

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