Collins, Wisconsin

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Census-designated place
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; -87.98278Coordinates: 44°05′08″N 87°58′58″W / 44.08556°N 87.98278°W / 44.08556; -87.98278
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Manitowoc
 • Total 0.496 sq mi (1.28 km2)
 • Land 0.496 sq mi (1.28 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 814 ft (248 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 164
 • Density 330/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 54207
Area code(s) 920
GNIS feature ID 1563267[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 the town and was involved with the Collins State Bank in Collins.[8]



  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 
  3. ^ "Collins". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ "Expanded Access study list: Wisconsin". United States Postal Service. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Collins Marsh Wildlife Area
  7. ^ Callary, Edward. 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