Collins, Wisconsin

Coordinates: 44°05′08″N 87°58′58″W / 44.08556°N 87.98278°W / 44.08556; -87.98278
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Collins post office
Collins post office
Collins is located in Wisconsin
Location within the state of Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°05′08″N 87°58′58″W / 44.08556°N 87.98278°W / 44.08556; -87.98278
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.496 sq mi (1.28 km2)
 • Land0.496 sq mi (1.28 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
814 ft (248 m)
 • Total164
 • Density330/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code920
GNIS feature ID1563267[3]

Collins is an unincorporated census-designated place in the town of Rockland, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, United States, in the east central part of the state. Its zip code is 54207, although its post office is being studied for closure.[4] As of the 2010 census, its population is 164.[5] The Collins Marsh Wildlife Area is located east of the community.[6] Wisconsin Highway 32 ran through the community; the route later became Wisconsin Highway 67 before it became County Highway W. County Highway JJ and the Wisconsin Central Ltd. railroad runs east–west through the community. Collins has an area of 0.496 square miles (1.28 km2), all of it land. The community was named for Sumner J. Collins, who was the general superintendent of the Wisconsin Central Railroad in the 1890s.[7]

Notable people[edit]

  • Martin Rappel, farmer, politician and businessman, lived in Collins and was involved with the Collins State Bank.[8]



  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau.
  3. ^ "Collins". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  4. ^ "Expanded Access study list: Wisconsin". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original on 26 November 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  6. ^ Collins Marsh Wildlife Area
  7. ^ Callary, Edward (2016). Place Names of Wisconsin. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-299-30964-0.
  8. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1917,' Biographical Sketch of Martin Rappel, pg. 535