Collins, Ohio

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Collins, Ohio
Collins United Methodist Church
Location in Ohio
Location in Ohio
Coordinates: 41°15′31″N 82°29′29″W / 41.25861°N 82.49139°W / 41.25861; -82.49139Coordinates: 41°15′31″N 82°29′29″W / 41.25861°N 82.49139°W / 41.25861; -82.49139
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyHuron
TownshipRichmond
Area
 • Total4.62 sq mi (11.97 km2)
 • Land4.62 sq mi (11.96 km2)
 • Water0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation879 ft (268 m)
Population
 • Total631
 • Density137/sq mi (52.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44826
Area code(s)419
FIPS code39-16784[1]
GNIS feature ID2628876[2]

Collins is a census-designated place (CDP) in central Townsend Township, Huron County, Ohio, United States.[3] As of the 2010 census the population of the CDP was 631.[1] The CDP includes the unincorporated communities of Collins and East Townsend. Collins has a post office, with the ZIP code of 44826.Joshua Hudson is currently serving as mayor.[4]

History[edit]

Some say the community was named after a railroad official named Collins, while others believe the place is named after Collinsville, Connecticut.[5]

Geography[edit]

Collins is in central Townsend Township in northeastern Huron County. The hamlet of Collins is in the northern part of the CDP on Hartland Center Road, 0.7 miles (1.1 km) north of U.S. Route 20, while the hamlet of East Townsend is at the geographic center of the CDP, at the junction of Hartland Center Road and US 20. Route 20 leads east 5 miles (8 km) to Wakeman and west 6 miles (10 km) to Norwalk, the Huron county seat.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Collins CDP has an area of 4.6 square miles (12.0 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.11%, are water.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Collins CDP, Ohio". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Collins Census Designated Place
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Collins, Ohio
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived 2007-10-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 31.