Collinston, Utah

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Collinston, Utah
Unincorporated community
Collinston is located in Utah
Collinston
Collinston
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 41°46′29″N 112°5′42″W / 41.77472°N 112.09500°W / 41.77472; -112.09500Coordinates: 41°46′29″N 112°5′42″W / 41.77472°N 112.09500°W / 41.77472; -112.09500
Country United States
State Utah
County Box Elder
Settled 1860
Named for Collins Fulmer
Elevation 4,432 ft (1,351 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 84306
GNIS feature ID 1428419[1]

Collinston is an unincorporated community in Box Elder County, Utah, United States.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 798
1900 340 −57.4%
1910 114 −66.5%
1920 155 36.0%
1930 132 −14.8%
1940 114 −13.6%
1950 145 27.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[2]

Mainly an agricultural community, the town is located 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Fielding and almost directly west of Riverside, at coordinates 41°46′29″N 112°5′42″W / 41.77472°N 112.09500°W / 41.77472; -112.09500 (441.7746496, -112.0949517).[1] Its elevation is 4,432 feet (1,351 m). Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84306.[3]

Collinston is mentioned as the approximate location where Captain John C. Frémont crossed the Bear River in 1843.[4]

The town was originally known as Hampton or Hampton Ford. It was named for Ben Hampton, who, with William Godbe, operated a toll ferry across the Bear River from 1867 to 1868. James Standing later bought the ferry and bridge rights and moved the town to higher ground 1 mile (1.6 km) east. The name was changed to Collinston, after Utah Northern Railroad conductor Collins Fulmer.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Collinston, Utah". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 8, 2006. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived 2011-05-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Hooton Jr LW: "The Bear River" Archived 2008-08-21 at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed 2008-05-12.
  5. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press. p. 173. ISBN 0-87480-345-4. 

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