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Collins, Indiana
Whitley County's location in Indiana
Whitley County's location in Indiana
Collins, Indiana is located in Whitley County, Indiana
Collins, Indiana
Collins, Indiana
Location in Whitley County, Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Whitley
Township Smith
Elevation
863 ft (263 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46725
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-14518
GNIS feature ID 432790

Collins is an unincorporated community in Smith Township, Whitley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. It is commonly referred to as a 'ghost town', however this is untrue; Collins just has a very low population and once contained an abandoned school, a General Store, and a Mint mill that processed locally grown peppermint. Collins was also a major grower of Onions, and the Vandalia Railroad shipped tons of onions to national markets.

History

Collins was named after James Collins, a railroad official.

A post office was established at Collins in 1872, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1913.

Geography

Collins is located at 41°11′51″N 85°23′12″W / 41.19750°N 85.38667°W / 41.19750; -85.38667.

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