Whitley County's location in Indiana
|Elevation||863 ft (263 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
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Collins is an unincorporated community in Smith Township, Whitley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. It is commonly referred to as a 'ghost town', however this is untrue; Collins just has a very low population and contains an abandoned school.
A post office was established at Collins in 1872, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1913.
Collins is located at.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Collins, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
- Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 100. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3.
...platted in 1872 and named for James Collins, president of the Detroit, Eel River, and Illinois Railroad.
- "Whitley County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
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