Collinston, Utah facts for kids
|Named for||Collins Fulmer|
|Elevation||4,432 ft (1,351 m)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||1428419|
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau|
Mainly an agricultural community, the town is located 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Fielding and almost directly west of Riverside, at coordinates (441.7746496, -112.0949517). Its elevation is 4,432 feet (1,351 m). Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84306.
Collinston is mentioned as the approximate location where Captain John C. Frémont crossed the Bear River in 1843.
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.
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