Collins, Ohio

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Collins, Ohio
Census-designated place
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
Country United States
State Ohio
County Huron
Township Richmond
Area[1]
 • Total 4.62 sq mi (11.97 km2)
 • Land 4.62 sq mi (11.96 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation[2] 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 631
 • Density 137/sq mi (52.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44826
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-16784[1]
GNIS feature ID 2628876[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.[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]

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