Collins, Indiana

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Collins, Indiana
Whitley County's location in Indiana
Whitley County's location in Indiana
Collins is located in Whitley County, Indiana
Location of Collins in Whitley County
Coordinates: 41°11′51″N 85°23′12″W / 41.19750°N 85.38667°W / 41.19750; -85.38667Coordinates: 41°11′51″N 85°23′12″W / 41.19750°N 85.38667°W / 41.19750; -85.38667
CountryUnited States
Elevation863 ft (263 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)260
FIPS code18-14518[2]
GNIS feature ID432790

Collins is an unincorporated community in Smith Township, Whitley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3] 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.


Collins was platted in 1872, and was named after James Collins, a railroad official.[4]

A post office was established at Collins in 1872, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1913.[5]


Collins is located at 41°11′51″N 85°23′12″W / 41.19750°N 85.38667°W / 41.19750; -85.38667.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Collins, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Whitley County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 July 2016.