Collins City, TX

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: December 1, 1994

Collins City was a short-lived post office and flag stop on the International-Great Northern Railroad near Jacksonville in north central Cherokee County. It was named for Col. C. F. Collins, agent for the I&GN in Jacksonville in the 1870s. A local post office operated briefly from February through September 1877, but a town evidently failed to develop, and the mail service was discontinued.

Hattie Joplin Roach, A History of Cherokee County (Dallas: Southwest, 1934).


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Christopher Long, “Collins City, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 25, 2021,

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December 1, 1994